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About the Position
Position: 859 - Black Community Advisory Council Mentor
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
Description
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel, in partnership with the Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) of the United Way of Greater Toronto, have developed a community-based mentoring program that matches Black youth (ages 7-15) with an adult Black mentor to provide support (with promotion of positive self-identity), through participation in various cultural activities designed to help youth feel rooted in their community.

MONTHLY, 2 outings are planned/scheduled, each lasting a few hours.

Through mentoring by way of active engagement, volunteers create a strong sense of cultural identity, community, and belonging in their mentees, plus mentors develop and nurture leadership skills in the youth they assist, as the result of the program's direct involvement in the local community.

Goal
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 a Black Community Advisory Council (BCAC) Mentoring Program, you will define the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our youth.

Benefits
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, providing hope, guidance, and companionship!

Position Qualifications
● Friendly, engaging towards youth
● Aware of, empathetic towards personal challenges and needs of Black youth (families) in the local community
● Solid oral English language skills
● Minimum age - 18
● Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● Valid class 'G' driver's licence, and access to a reliable vehicle
● Organized, reliable, able to abide by scheduling
● Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening
FLEXIBLE - 2 outings monthly usually, TBA.

We require a ONE YEAR commitment for this program.

Training
Scheduled training - 2 hour child safety training

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Social Media, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship
How to Contact
: Send an Email Message
Social Media
: https://peel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Brothers-Big-Sisters-of-Peel/
: https://twitter.com/bbbsofpeel


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