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About the Position
Position: 860 - Conversation Club Mentor
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel
Position Address: Peel Office: 71 West Drive, Unit 23, Brampton, Ontario
Location: Mississauga, Brampton
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
The 'Conversation Club' is our youth mentoring program funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, offered in partnership with the Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Centre for Education and Training, Malton Neighborhood Services, Brampton Library, and the Meadowvale Branch Library of the City of Mississauga.

This after school program introduces new Canadian youth (12-18) to a volunteer mentor (18-25). Newcomers and their mentors meet in a group setting for ONE HOUR EACH WEEK, spending their time addressing homework concerns, practicing English conversation and presentation skills, learning about Canada, plus sharing experiences and common interests.

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 Program, you will define the enormous good that Big Brothers Big Sisters do in the local community for our 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, particularly our 'Conversation Club' that directly assists newcomer youth in Brampton and Mississauga!

Position Qualifications
● Friendly, engaging towards youth
● Aware of, empathetic towards the personal challenges and needs of newcomers to Canada, in Peel region (specifically Mississauga, Brampton)
● Solid oral English language skills (additional languages welcome)
● AGE RANGE: 18 - 25 years old
● Minimum length of volunteering commitment - 1 year
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● Organized, reliable, punctual for weekly meetings
● Must complete 2 hour 'Orientation & Training' session

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening
ONE HOUR MEETING weekly, at various schools/public libraries, specific schedule TBA.

We require a one year commitment for all our programs.

Scheduled training - A 2 hour training session is provided.

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