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Sun Jan 01, 2017 - Sun Apr 30, 2017


10135 89 StreetEdmonton, Alberta CA


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 and apply to become a volunteer today! (Women are welcome too!)

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


  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

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

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