Volunteer Open House

Sign-up for a Virtual Open House

Sign-up for one of our Virtual Open Houses throughout the month, where we will explore what volunteer opportunities are available to you and where you can ask any questions you like.

If you can’t make any of the open houses, please feel free to email Danielle at danielle.newman@bgcbigs.ca with your questions.

Our Kids Need Mentors!


Become a Volunteer Mentor with BGCBigs and ignite a young person's potential today.

We want to give young people the confidence to achieve more. BGCBigs is looking for positive, understanding adults to encourage them to find their strength from within. We believe that people are empowered through consistent and supportive relationships.

It's as easy as a few hours a week!

Over 600 children & youth on our waitlist are eager to get matched with a superhero like you. You could empower them to reach their full potential!

Mentors are urgently needed for the following programs (learn more about each program here)

  • Community-Based Mentoring (our Traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters Program);
  • Virtual Tutoring;
  • In-School Mentoring (Click here for a list of schools);
  • Youth in Care Mentoring (for young people involved in government care);
    and our NEW PRISM mentoring program (supporting 2SLGBTQ+ young people).

We value diversity and are experts in matching youth with mentors based on shared experience and interests.

Right now we have an immediate need for Indigenous volunteers who are interested in being matched with Indigenous youth who have told us they want an Indigenous BIG. Share your passions and culture with a young person today!

Learn More About Our Volunteer Programs


Available Volunteer Opportunities

Community Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

Join the BGCBigs family in our Big Brother Big Sister program. We’ll match you with a child or youth as a Volunteer Mentor to spend quality time with them. We know that youth benefit from positive, caring adult role models. Learn more.

Why mentor?

Mentoring gives you the opportunity to connect with a young person to inspire positive progress.

Spending time with a young person can be as simple as going for a walk, grabbing a coffee, or seeing a movie – you can support a young person today just by being you!

We are looking for mentors who:

  • have a diverse background of lived experiences
  • represent any culture, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression
  • are passionate about supporting a young person!

No specific skills are needed, just your time and passion for igniting potential.


Danielle Newman

Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

P: 780-884-5921
E: danielle.newman@bgcbigs.ca