There are many ways to get involved! Below is information about becoming a mentor or a Big however if you are interested in volunteering as an office or event volunteer, please contact info.cw@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca to see what opportunities are on the horizon!

Thank you for choosing to donate your time to mentor local youth in our community!

After completing the Application Form below, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Big Brothers Big Sister of Centre Wellington.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 18+ to volunteer as a Mentor with our agency and you must meet the requirements for the program.

Please refer to the table below to ensure you select a program of interest that is the right fit for you.

Program Requires Vehicle Availability Committment Length Session Length Training Requirements
Big Brothers and Big Sisters One to One matches

 

Go Girls! and Game On!

 

In School Mentoring Program

 

 

Group Program

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Evening/Weekend

 

 

 

Weekdays during school year

 

Weekdays during school year

 

 

Evenings/weekends

 

Minimum 1 year

 

 

 

7 weeks minimum

 

Minimum 4 months, ideally school year

 

4 month minimum

2-4 visits/ month

 

 

1.5 hours/ week

 

1 hour/week

 

2 hours/month

1.5 hour session

 

 

3 hour session

 

3 hour session

 

1.5 hour session

MENTOR application form

How it Works

How The Volunteering Process Works

The order of the steps in the application and assessment process can vary from agency to agency, but the following is a general overview of the process. You, the volunteer applicant:

  • Completes an application with their local agency
  • Submits a vulnerable sector screen, criminal records check, and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with a staff member at the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency
  • Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
  • Successfully completes an orientation and child safety training
  • Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
  • If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality
The Matching Process

Similar to the application and assessment process, the matching process can vary from agency to agency and from program to program, but in general:

  • The caseworker, now familiar with the volunteer and the children and youth waiting to be matched, discusses a potential match with the volunteer, the child or youth, and, depending on the program, with the family
  • The caseworker arranges for a meeting between the child or youth, the volunteer mentor, and often the parent or guardian

If everyone agrees, the match can begin!