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Volunteer as a Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton BGCBigs

BIGS IN THE COMMUNITY

Volunteer as a Big, Big Couple or in Youth in Care.

Volunteer network youth employment BGCBigs Edmonton

netWORK - Youth Employment

Volunteer in our  Employment & Job Readiness program.

PRISM Program at BGCBigs Edmonton

PRISM (Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring)

A mentoring program designed specifically for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Edmonton.

What To Expect

Our Role

  • Ensure the safety of our children and youth and our volunteers.
  • Work with you to match you with a young person or program where your interests and availability are considered.
  • Assign a direct contact person to provide support and establish expectations and follow up requirements.
  • Provide orientation and training so you know what to expect.
  • Help you be successful!
Your Role

  • Build a special friendship with a young person and have fun together.
  • Talk, listen, support, guide, encourage – believe in them and help them believe in themselves.
  • Keep others informed about what you’re doing.
  • Keep in touch with your staff contact person and ask questions as they arise. We also really like hearing about your experiences!
  • Provide a safe, responsible environment for the child in your care.
  • Be a mentor, a role model to a child
BGCBigs Volunteer Road Map 2020

Application Process

Step 1 – Application Form: Click here to submit your online application form. Please note we require three references so have those hand before you start.
Step 2 – Online Training: Click here. to complete your online training through the Alberta Mentoring Partnership.
Step 3 – In-Person Interview: We’ll contact you to set up an in-person interview where we’ll get to know you, learn why you want to mentor, and make sure you’re in the program that’s the best fit for your goals, skills, and lifestyle. The interview typically takes 2 hours. (Interviews are 1 hour for Behind the Scenes Volunteers)
Step 4 – In-Person Training: We’ll will contact you to set up your in-person training. Training typically takes 2 hours and we have multiple sessions available each week to fit your schedule. (This is not necessary for Behind The Scenes Volunteers)
Step 5 -Background Checks: After you come in for your interview/training, we’ll provide you with the paperwork to complete a Police Information Check and a Child & Family Services Check.
Step 5 – References: We’ll contact your references by phone or email.
Step 6 – Matching: We’ll contact you and let you know that you’re accepted! With our Bigs in the Community program it can take some time to match you to a child as we take care to make sure you’ll get along and have lots in common.

***It’s important to note that it can take up to 8 weeks to go through our application process and be matched with a child.**

Questions?

Jenna Brewer

Recruitment and Partnership Manager

P: 780.822.2510
E: jenna.brewer@bgcbigs.ca

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