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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

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Become a Big today! In this time of physical distancing, we are looking for mentors who will step up to help youth in their community continue to feel heard, supported, and connected.

By taking just a couple hours each week, you can share the gift of friendship with a youth in your community. As a "Big" - a mentor - all you need to do is listen, laugh, and talk. Share a hobby, play catch, explore a museum, ride bikes, or just hang out. Be a mentor, a role model, a friend...be someone your Little can count on. It's that simple!

No matter where you live in Ventura County, right now there is a child in your community waiting for a Big. These children can develop life skills and self-confidence with the support of mentors who care. Research proves that the positive influence of a mentor makes a significant difference in the life of a youth who needs a role model.

But it's not just the Littles who benefit. Bigs often say that they discover their own personal benefits and tell us, "I get back so much more than I give."

Are you ready to be a Big? Call us or stop by our office to start the process!

We ask Big mentors to try and spend 2 hours weekly with their Little for a minimum of one year...a small amount of time for a lifetime of difference!

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

Location:

4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Ste J, Camarillo, CA 93012, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is for all children to achieve success in school, work, and life.

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Our goal is to provide a mentor for every child who needs or wants one. Currently, there are over 100 Littles waiting for their perfect Bigs.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches caring adults with children who spend time on a consistant basis on activities that they both enjoy. They read together, play board games or just talk. Children benefit; adults feel like a kid again.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages to be friends to children who need extra time and attention to succeed in school and with family and peers. Volunteers 18 and older are needed to be school-based mentors to children whose teachers have referred them for individualized one-on-one concentrated time. Typically, 2 hours each week talking about what is on the child's mind, reading the newspaper together or puzzling over a class assignment, has a positive impact on the child's attitude about school and academic achievement, while putting a little fun and extra meaning into the volunteer's day and week. Volunteers enroll through Big Brothers Big Sisters and following an interview, references and a background check, are oriented to their local school or community and introduced to a little brother or little sister by BBBS staff. Regular support is available to assure that the relationship builds over time, and any logistical problems are resolved. Teachers report that children with Bigs have an improved attitude about school, better relationships with peer and adults, and improved academic performance.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

ALL of Ventura CountyCamarillo, CA 93010

(34.23309,-119.0809)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • approx. 2 hours per week for 1 year (flexible)
  • If physical distancing policies are in place, weekly commitment varies and contact will be virtual.

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