Volunteer Mentor-(Mentor NYC Youth)

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

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Our volunteer mentors (we call them "Big Brothers" or "Big Sisters") come from a wide variety of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds, and are at least 21 or older. They are mature and come from a broad range of career sectors.
Our volunteers go through a comprehensive screening process, some of which includes: an application, an information session, a thorough interview, a background check and mentor training.

We match our volunteer mentors (our "Big Brothers/Big Sisters") with our youth, based on their common interests, geographical location and goals in life. When a volunteer is identified all parties (Program Manager, parent, child, volunteer) come to the agency to get to know each other and go over the program. The match becomes formal once all parties agree to move forward.

BBBS of NYC is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.

Currently there are 508,503 children living at or below the poverty level in New York City. 43% of children in New York City are from single-parent families. Every year, BBBS of NYC connects more than 5,000 of these kids with a "Big" who can help them believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Location:

40 Rector Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10006, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City is to provide mentors to all children who need caring adult role models--special friends who can help expand their horizons, realize their potential and enrich their futures--changing their lives. We seek to train community organizations in every neighborhood, empowering them to establish their own mentoring programs.

Description

BBBS of NYC is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.

Currently there are 508,503 children living at or below the poverty level in New York City. 43% of children in New York City are from single-parent families. Every year, BBBS of NYC connects more than 5,000 of these kids with a "Big" who can help them believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

40 Rector StreetNew York, NY 10006

(40.70862,-74.01477)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Match outings are according to the schedule of the mentor and the family. They occur on the weekends when the match can meet for the dedicated 4 hours (plus travel to and from the match activity), twice a month. Weekly contact between Big and Little.

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