WANTED: Bigs In School

Who are the best volunteers? People just like you! Our Volunteer Recruitment Team is currently focused on recruiting over 100 caring adults to volunteer as Bigs in Schools for the 2015-2016 school year (and beyond!). If you or someone you know has an hour a week to share with a child please read on and share! Our Bigs In Schools (in school mentoring) program is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference. For one hour a week – … Continue reading

Laurie and Tannan: Incredible Blessings

With a husband and three growing sons at home, Laurie’s life was fuelled by sports and testosterone. When she signed up to volunteer as an in-school mentor with BBBS, it’s easy to see why she wanted to be matched with a little girl. “The agency interviews you to match you with the best fit, and I just wanted to work with a little girl. Even my dogs were male, and I wanted some pink in my world,” she laughingly recalls. … Continue reading

Making A Kiddo Feel Special

The first time Gwen was told she should become a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters (as we were called at the time), she declined and told us she was just too busy. A year later, she was approached again. But this time something was different. “I realized I was just making excuses not to. So I signed up and became an In School Mentor (Big in School) for 5 year old Holly. I figured that a tiny piece of … Continue reading

Club Kids “Get In The Game”

Since July 2013, close to 5,000 young people across Canada have been given a sporting chance thanks to “Canadian Tire Jumpstart Get in the Game!”, a pilot program launched by Jumpstart and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada that aims to remove the financial barriers keeping many kids from participating in organized sports and physical activities. From November 2014 to April 2015, our Club kids at Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area had the … Continue reading

Watch As This Average Guy Steps Up to Help Out

At BGCBigs, we’re pretty honest about the high need for male role models in young boys’ lives. It’s true for our community of Edmonton, for the communities where we operate satellite offices in Alberta, and for all of North America. While we also need good women to step forward and become Big Sisters, the need is simply far greater when it comes to men. That need resonated with our friends at TELUS and they wanted to help us demonstrate how … Continue reading