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Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County

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Volunteers needed to mentor children, ages 6 - 11, who need extra adult attention and guidance. Commitment is 9 months for our school programs and 1 year for our Community Based Program. Visit with your Little Brother or Sister for 1 1/2 hours weekly in our School Program and for several hours weekly or bi-weekly in our Community Program. Orientation, Training, and Support provided to all volunteers. We serve children residing in St. Joseph County Indiana. Volunteers must be residents of St. Joseph County to be eligible to participate in our programs. Must provide own transportation.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County

Location:

105 E. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 310, South Bend, IN 46601, US

Mission Statement

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides opportunities for volunteers of all ages to be friends to children who need extra time and attention to succeed in school and in the community. Volunteers in our school-based program mentor children whose teachers have referred them for individualized one-on-one concentrated time. Typically, an hour each week talking about what is on the child's mind, reading the newspaper together or puzzling over a class assignment, has a positive impact on the child's attitude about school and academic achievement, while putting a little fun and extra meaning into the volunteer's day and week. Volunteers in our Community based program see the child for several hours each week out in the community participating in activities that both enjoy. Volunteers enroll through Big Brothers Big Sisters and following an interview, references and a background check, are oriented to the program and introduced to a little brother or little sister by BBBS staff. Regular support is available to assure that the relationship builds over time, and any logistical problems are resolved. Teachers and parents report that children with Bigs have an improved attitude about school, better relationships with peer and adults, and improved academic performance.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

218 W. Washington StreetSuite 710South Bend, IN 46601

(41.67611,-86.25291)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekly or bi-weekly

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