Cause Areas

When

Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017

Where

10135 89 StreetEdmonton, Alberta CA


About

Happy New Year! 100 Men 100 Days starts now!

Right now we have over 700 boys who are waiting for a mentor/ role-model. 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! (Women are welcome too!)

Qualifications
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.

Other Requirements
* Police check child welfare check * 1.5 - 2 hour screening interview * 1.5 - 2 hours volunteer training seminar * Alberta Mentoring Partnership Certificate

Skills

  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours / week

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