Big Sisters Mentor - Coquitlam
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
Summary: Big Sisters Program (rolling intake, apply anytime)
A Big Sister mentor provides a supportive mentoring relationship to female, transgender, and non-binary children and youth (our Little Sisters) who who could benefit from the support and friendship of a mentor which contributes to their overall self-esteem.
The Big Sisters program matches Little Sisters (ages 7-17) with a volunteer (age 19 or older) in a one-to-one mentoring friendship. They spend 2-4 hours once a week for a minimum of a one year commitment.
Our Little Sisters face challenges such as low self-esteem, social isolation, and a lack of enriching experiences as a result of challenging life circumstances such as poverty, family distress, abuse, or loss. A mentor can act as a reliable and caring friend who can be there to listen, have fun, and help navigate difficult times.
A Big & Little Sister match gets together once a week to participate in fun low to no cost community based activities they both enjoy; such as crafts, going to a local park, sports, watching movies, and simply hanging out and spending time together.
The program strives to do the following:
- Provide a role model and friend to a Little Sister (ages 7-17)
- Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
- Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
- Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking
- Above all, make a difference while having fun!
Apply Now: https://www.bigsisters.bc.ca/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/big-sisters/
About Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
34 East 12 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 2G5, CA
Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people.
It can be tough out there. Big Sisters provides supportive mentoring relationships to young girls who may be facing challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, abuse, social anxiety, low self-esteem and more.
Research shows that mentoring has a powerful impact on the lives of young girls. We know that 96 percent of adults who had a mentor say they are happy and 92 percent feel confident.
Since 1960, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has been changing the course of young girls’ lives. Our experienced caseworkers carefully match Little Sisters with female adult mentors who help them reach their full potential, avoid risky behaviour and make healthy choices.
Service areas: Vancouver, Richmond, North & West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner.