THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN VOLUNTEERING WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF YORK.

With the help of amazing volunteers, BBBSY has been providing children and youth with positive mentoring programs throughout York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury for 50 years.  We know that when young people are empowered to achieve their full potential, the entire community can thrive.

If after reviewing our programs you believe mentoring is a good fit for you, please follow the steps under the program you are most interested in applying for.

Please note:
Volunteer enrollment is based directly off the needs of the youth in each community.
For that reason, some volunteer opportunities may not be available in certain municipalities.

BIG BROTHERS MENTORING

The Big Brothers Mentoring program matches boys and young men with a uniquely suited male role model to talk to and share common interests with.  Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee that is built on trust and consistency.  With the support of their volunteer mentors, children are able to increase their self-confidence, enhance social skills, and engage in new experiences within their community. The Big Brothers Mentoring program requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

BIG SISTERS MENTORING

The Big Sisters Mentoring program matches girls and young women with a uniquely suited female role model to talk to and share common interests with.  Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee that is built on trust and consistency.  With the support of their volunteer mentors, children are able to increase their self-confidence, enhance social skills, and engage in new experiences within their community. The Big Sisters Mentoring program requires two regularly scheduled outings a month of several hours each and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

IN-SCHOOL MENTORING

The In-School Mentoring program matches children in grades 1 to 8 with a uniquely suited role model to talk to and share common interests with.  The mentor and mentee spend quality time together on school property. Through regular meetings, a relationship is developed that is built on trust and consistency.  With the support of their volunteer mentors, children are able to increase their self-confidence, enhance social skills, and improve school engagement. The In-School Mentoring program requires one 60 minute meeting a week and a minimum of 1 year commitment.

VIRTUAL GAME ON!

Virtual Game On! is a group mentoring program for male-identified participants, between the ages of 10-15. Facilitated by male-identified Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities via Zoom. The program promotes physical activity, positive nutrition, stress management, and building relationship skills.

VIRTUAL GO GIRLS!

Virtual Go Girls! is a free group mentoring program for female-identified participants between the ages of 10-15. Facilitated by female-identified Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities via Zoom. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management.