What kind of BGCBigs Volunteer are you?

BGCBigs has so many different volunteer opportunities, take this quiz to see what programs suits you.
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Are you interested in being a volunteer?
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Due to COVID 19 would you rather a virtual opportunity or in person opportunity?
Do you have 2-3 hours to spend a week?
Do you have access to a vehicle with valid insurance?
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Are you able to make the minimum one year commitment?
Do you have experience working with youth?
Would you be interested in being matched with a child who lives in care?
Bigs in the Community
A BIG in the community is the best fit for you! We currently have 800 kids on the wait list waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister and you can help build a positive friendship with one of these youth!

Overview: Commonly known as the Big Brothers Big Sisters program or one to one mentoring. One mentor (Big) and one mentee (Little) spend time together building a friendship based on trust, support, common interests, and fun! Bigs and Littles participate in a variety of activities – everything from riding bikes, skating, reading, working on homework, cooking, playing video games to just talking and sharing with each other

Mentees: Anyone between the age of 6 and 18. These kids just need a little extra support

Mentors: Anyone over the age of 18 who cares about kids

Minimum Commitment: 2 – 4 hours every week or every other week for a minimum of one year

Availability: Edmonton, Strathcona County, Parkland County, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche, Morinville, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, & Vegreville

Where: In the community at sporting events, festivals, coffee shops, swimming pools, libraries etc

When: Evenings and/or weekends when the mentor and mentee are both available


Apply Today at https://bgcbigs.ca/volunteer/bigs-in-the-community/

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Youth in Care/ Circle
Youth in Care or Circle Volunteer, much like our traditional Big Brother/Sister this program works with youth who are the most marginalized and need a positive friendship in their life.

Overview: is an inclusive youth mentoring program designed to give young people the confidence to achieve more. The Youth in Care Program pairs youth with positive, understanding adults who encourage them to find strength from within. Founded on the belief that people are empowered through consistent and supportive relationships, this program is focused on young people who have had involvement with Children Services and could be living in alternate arrangements such as Foster Homes, Group Homes or Kinship placements. There are two options for volunteers: 1) one-to-one, and 2) group.

ONE TO ONE
Mentees: Between 6 and 24 years old who are/were involved with Child & Family Services

Mentors: Anyone over 18 who is sensitive other cultures, backgrounds, life circumstances, anyone who feels they can relate to a youth who identifies with some of the above.

Minimum Commitment: On average 3 hours every week or every second week

Availability: Edmonton

Where & When: In the community, evenings and/or weekends

Apply here today: https://bgcbigs.ca/volunteer/youth-in-care/
Thank you for your interest.
Thank you for your interest in completing the quiz. It looks like you may have more specific questions about the right program for you.

Please contact Jenna Brewer our Recruitment and Partnership Manager at jenna.brewer@bgcbigs or 780-822-2510 for more information.

You can also check out our website at BGCBigs.ca.coffee
Virtual Mentoring
Virtual Mentoring

Overview: Are you an individual who has enjoyed connecting with people over the phone, online and through video chats? We are excited to share with you our new Virtual Mentoring Program. Youth will be between the ages of 6 – 18 years of age. Our virtual mentoring program will support youth in a social-emotional capacity. Mentors are asked to connect online at least once a week with their mentee for a one-year commitment. We anticipate that through one-to-one mentoring children and youth will experience developmental relationships evidenced by the following elements: their mentor challenges them to grow, provides support, shares power, and children and youth know they matter to their mentor.

Over time, this helps children and youth develop self- and social-awareness improves their self-management and relationship skills, and helps them make responsible decisions.

Spend time with a mentee virtually by playing games together, making a craft or simply connecting.

Virtual Reading

Overview: Are you an individual who has enjoyed connecting with people over the phone, online and through video chats? We are excited to share with you our new Virtual Reading program. Children Youth will be between the grades of 1-3. Mentors are asked to connect on line for 30 minutes once a week with their mentee for the current school year. Through virtual reading, children and youth receive academic support related to literacy.

Over time, this helps children and youth meaningfully improve their academic skills and become more confident in these their reading abilities.

Spend time with a mentee supporting their reading.

Virtual Tutoring

Overview: Are you an individual who has enjoyed connecting with people over the phone, online and through video chats? We are excited to share with you our new Virtual Tutoring program. Youth will be between the grades of 4-12. Mentors are asked to connect on line for 45-60 minutes once a week with their mentee for the current school year. Through virtual tutoring, children and youth receive academic support related to math, science, literacy and any other related subject.

Over time, this helps children and youth meaningfully improve their academic skills and become more confident in these abilities.

Spend time with a mentee supporting their academic success.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please visit bgcbigs.ca and click Virtual Volunteering or contact jenna.brewer@bgcbigs.ca