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About the Position
Position: 1737 - Syrian Newcomer Program - Art Program
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Various schools in central and east Mississauga, Ontario
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group
The Newcomer Art Program is a mentoring program by volunteers for Syrian newcomer children in Central and East Mississauga schools in grades 2-6. The program curriculum provides opportunities for self-expression, English language skills development, and supportive interactions with mentors. Syrian newcomer children will be matched one-to-one with a volunteer and will meet weekly in the school during the school day within a supportive group setting for creative art, drama, and music activities with their mentors.

For just a few hours twice a month, you can help a child succeed! Big Brothers Big Sisters is different from other mentoring organizations, in that we seek volunteers who are committed and consistent, willing to serve at least 1 year, AND, we hope, until a child graduates high school. Studies show that by doing so, our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and our invaluable volunteers in turn experience first-hand the importance, satisfaction, and joy of helping others in our communities, notably newcomer youth.

Our 'Big Brothers' and 'Big Sisters' make huge positive, lasting differences in the lives of so many young people in the Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon communities.

Enjoy the immense personal satisfaction of being a key part of our mentoring programs!

Position Qualifications
All mentors must be at least 18 years old, be living in Canada for at least 3 years, volunteers are required to provide a clean police record check and should have a keen interest in, or passion for, working with children from diverse cultures.

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Tuesday Afternoon, Thursday Afternoon
This program will run during school hours on either a Tuesday or Thursday, the precise day/schedule to be determined shortly.

The program is expected to start September, 2019.

Orientation and training are provided.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Settlement & Integration, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship, Newcomer Support
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