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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

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(We welcome gender diverse couples, including transgender and gender-fluid, and couples of all sexual orientation.)

Couples who are cohabitating, married or living common law who wish to volunteer together can be matched with a mentee through our Big Couples Mentoring Program (an extension of the One-to-One Community Based Mentoring Program). This program is designed for couples who wish to make a difference in the life of a child who needs a mentor and can benefit from an additional friendship in their life.

Couples are required to spend approximately 2 to 4 hours once a week in outings with their Little Brother, for a minimum of 6 months. During the outings, the Little and couple will do fun and enriching activities around the city that will help develop their mentoring relationship. The mentee will benefit from not only one but also two mentors as role models, which will ensure greater social and community experiences and connections.

Each partner in the couple must be over 20 years old, in their relationship for at least two years and have lived together for at least six months.

Both partners must apply and meet the volunteer requirements of the Community Program.

Individual volunteer applications are required, and each partner must indicate their interest in Couples Mentoring, along with their partner’s name on the application.

All it takes is 2-4 hours each week and a minimum six-month commitment to the program. Develop new skills, try out new activities and be a role model. Some of the activities Big and Little like do to are:

  • Cycling
  • Soccer
  • Arts and crafts
  • Mini golf
  • Listening to music
  • Cooking
  • Reading

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages (@BigBrothersYVR) which cite the experience of many of our volunteers.

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About Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver

Location:

102 - 1193 Kingsway, 102, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9, CA

Mission Statement

We support child and youth development through essential Volunteer-led mentoring programs.

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Community
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Greater Vancouver AreaVancouver, Canada

(49.28273,-123.12074)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours, once a week, for 6 months minimum
  • To apply for this opportunity, please click on the application here: https://www.bigbrothersvancouver.com/volunteer-application-what-should-i-expect/

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