In-School Mentoring Program
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
(for female and male adult volunteers)
You’ll be matched one-to-one with a boy or girl who attends a nearby elementary school. Spend one hour a week with your Little Buddy during school hours on school grounds - play games or sports, do arts and crafts, or just hang out.
Studies show that mentoring helps children stay in school, avoid risky behavior such as bullying, and grow up having more respect for family, peers, and community. Helping children reach their full potential can lead to positive community outcomes like a reduction in poverty and unemployment, safer schools and neighbourhoods, and a new generation of civic-minded adults.
The In-School Mentoring program provides girls and boys with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, within school grounds. Play games, hang out on the playground, throw a football or start a creative project. Build a strong friendship through fun activities and supplies provided by Big Brothers such as games, crafts, and sporting equipment. Spending one-to-one time with a child who just needs a friend can help increase the child’s confidence, help him/her make healthier life choices and even inspire him/her to do better in school.
The In-School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of 1 hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
Activities you and your Little Buddy can do together include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Hanging out on the playground
About Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
102 - 1193 Kingsway, 102, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9, CA
We support child and youth development through essential Volunteer-led mentoring programs.
When our children are emotionally, socially and physically healthy, everyone in the community benefits. That’s why we’ve worked with community stakeholders to develop a variety of programs to meet the needs of children and families in Greater Vancouver and the Sea to Sky Cooridor. Having one or more caring adults in a child’s life can help prevent issues like bullying and crime, so that children can grow in to more resilient, more giving, and more compassionate adults. Join us in strengthening communities, one child at a time. All of our programs and services are offered to families free of charge, thanks to the support of individual donors, local businesses, and foundations.