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Position: 856 - Game On! Mentor
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
'Game On!' is a school-based mentoring program for boys ages 11-14. The program provides young men with the information and support to make informed choices about healthy living through physical activities, healthy eating, and facilitated discussion.

The Game On! Program consists of 7 mentoring sessions, held over a 7 week period, within school facilities, conducted by MALE mentors (ages 18 - 30). Each session is generally 1.5 hours long.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel inspires and empowers children and youth through mentoring and supportive relationships. Mentoring by volunteers is a core activity, and the Peel chapter continues to help so many young people annually.

As a volunteer under our Mentoring Programs, you will define the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.

For those volunteers interested in mentoring male youth from 11 to 14 years old, 'Game On!' represents a unique opportunity in the local community!

+ Excellent opportunity to mentor male youth in an established community service program, sponsored by a high profile community service organization
+ Means to explore a possible career path for those interested in social work, education and teaching
+ Enhance your leadership, mentoring, counselling skills (add to your resume)
+ Chance to volunteer with like-minded individuals (add to your personal/professional 'network')
+ Immense personal satisfaction that you will be making a lasting difference among male youth in your local community

Position Qualifications
● Volunteers must be male, between 18 and 30 years of age
● Aware of, and committed to, youth mentoring in your local community
● Friendly, engaging, particularly confident in relating to male youth
● Specific knowledge about life skills/issues involving male youth within the age range for the program is welcome
● Solid oral/written English language skills
● Minimum engagement by the volunteer - 1 YEAR
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● 'Big Brothers, Big Sisters' application form to be completed (with necessary references, screening, 8 hour training for successful candidates, etc.)

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
Program entails 1.5 hour weekly sessions over a 7 week period, as an 'after-school' commitment, scheduling TBA.

We require a ONE YEAR commitment for all of our programs.

Scheduled training - An 8 hour full day training is required.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Parent & Child Support, Program Coordination, Youth Mentorship
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