100 Men 200 Women in 100 Days
WhenMon Jan 01, 2018 - Mon Apr 30, 2018
Where10135 89 StreetEdmonton, Alberta CA
Happy New Year! 100 Men 200 Women in 100 Days starts now!
In this campaign, we try to recruit as many men and women into our organization as possible in 100 days. Unfortunately, we have about 1000 kids on our waitlists waiting for a mentor, and of those kids, about 800 of them are boys. We hope to address this large number of kids (and especially boys) on our waitlists with this campaign, as well as create some healthy competition between men and women in the community.
Becoming a mentor does not require that you have superhuman qualities -- it simply involves being a caring, supportive presence in a young person's life. Our volunteers in the Big Brothers program share their time with one child through participating in a variety of activities that reflect the interests of both parties; it's as simple as being a good friend to a good kid. BGCBigs works with Bigs to match them directly with Littles in a way that considers similar interests, geography, and program type. Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:
-Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
-Becoming 2 to 4 times less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal, or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
-78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
-Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentor
Think you'd be a good Big? Check out http://100men100days.ca/ and apply to become a volunteer today!
There are no specific skills or experience required, however all volunteers are screened to gauge their appropriateness for our programs.
Benefits & Recognition:
People who mentor -
-Gain personal growth and development
-Have a positive new perspective on life
-Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community
-See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health
-Report increased levels of happiness and energy
-Our agency has ticket lists for concerts and sporting events, as well as agreements with various organizations, to provide big/little matches with perks
Deliverables / Duties:
Volunteers will agree to a minimum of 1 year of commitment to their little, and will share time together on a consistent and reliable weekly or biweekly schedule. We encourage matches to try new things and find common interests. We can provide a list of recommended activities, but there is no limit so long as the activities are safe and appropriate for the child's age and development.
-Police check child welfare check
-1.5 - 2 hour screening interview
-1.5 - 2 hours volunteer training seminar
-Alberta Mentoring Partnership Certificate
Number of Volunteers Required: 300
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours / week