Applications for the GAME CHANGERS program are currently on hold. We hope you might consider applying for one of our other mentorship programs in the meantime, as we still have hundreds of young people who are waiting for a mentor like you.

GAME CHANGERS is a new pilot program, designed specifically for male volunteers, children and youth!

Did you know...

There are currently more than 800 children and youth on our waitlist who are waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor and more than half of them are boys.

So, we decided it was time to change the game. We designed this program to close the gap in programs and services available to our families who have boys currently on our waitlist and have a particular need, want, or desire for a positive male role model in their lives

This innovative new program makes being a volunteer mentor easy with a simple site-based program format and is perfect for anyone looking to give back to their community while having fun!

Your commitment

Perks of the program

  • You will be matched to a like-minded mentee (ages 8 - 13).
  • You will meet with your mentee in a group setting once per week for two (2) hours.
  • Choose one (1) of two (2) programs:
    • Tuesdays at Caernarvon Elementary School (14820-118 Street) from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
    • Thursday at BGCBigs’ West Club
      (16030-104 Avenue) from 6:00 8:00 P.M.
  • Short-term commitment. Programs will run for the duration of the school year.
  • No vehicle needed. Both sites are located near public transit centres.
  • You don't need specialized skills or education. Just show up ready to play sports, board games or participate in hands-on projects with your mentee.

Enrollment Process

  1. Complete the BGCBigs online application form
  2. Provide three (3) references
  3. Complete a Police Information Check
  4. Complete a Child & Youth Intervention Record Check
  5. Complete a pre-screen and interview (2.5 hrs)
  6. Virtual strength-based training to help you succeed with your mentee

What you'll get in return

  • Valuable resume-building assets such as letters of reference, strength-based training, real-world experience working with young people and increased social and network connections.
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment as you help a young person build self-confidence, foster healthy relationships and earn skills and experiences for a brighter future

BGCBigs is a safe, accepting, inclusive organization in which differences are valued in all aspects of service delivery and organizational practices. This program was designed specifically to close the gap in programs and services available to our families who are seeking programming for male-identifying children and youth. We encourage a diverse group of male-identifying volunteers and young people to participate in this unique program.


Danielle Newman

Volunteer Recruitment Specialist