Activities involved
Mentoring
Requirements:
  • Intervention Record Check (formerly known as Child Welfare Check)
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: On line as well as in person training provided
Languages Needed:

If you do speak another language, we can match you to a student who might also speak more fluently in that language.

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

In School Mentoring Program

#200, 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, AB, T8A 4X3 [map]
1-3 hours / weekly
school year
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Sherwood Park is looking for individuals interested in spending one a week from September to June meeting with a youth in a local school setting.  The In School Mentoring Program is a way to get involved with a child.  It allows volunteers (mentors) to share time with a child in their school during the school day.  Mentors meet with their littles (students) following the 20-20-20 rule:  20 minutes of getting to know each other and catching up, 20 minutes of school work or reading, and 20 minutes of free time.  In addition to friendship, the focus is on literacy, social support and classroom support.
We support all volunteer mentors through the entire process - from  application to training, to matching you to the right program and guiding your relationship.  If you are interested in more information regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact Tracy Lockhart at tracy.lockhart@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or 780-420-6352.
"You are more inspirational than you think"
Additional Details & Skills Required
We support all volunteer mentors through the entire process - from  application to training, to matching you to the right program and guiding your relationship.
Certification or Education Required
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides the training necessary.  None required beyond what is provided.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Mentoring (a relationship between an older caring adult and a younger youth) has been shown to be an important component of wraparound community services to support a child’s success in school. Through participation in educational, recreation and social activities with a volunteer mentor, a mentoring relationship provides a child with support, friendship, guidance, and a constructive role model.
Activities involved
Mentoring
Requirements:
  • Intervention Record Check (formerly known as Child Welfare Check)
  • Interview
  • Police Check
  • References
  • Vulnerable Sector Search
Also required for this position: On line as well as in person training provided
Languages Needed:

If you do speak another language, we can match you to a student who might also speak more fluently in that language.

  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit