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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District

Child Mentoring Services

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Description
  • Matches children and adults in one to one mentor friendships
  • Provides children that are in need of a mentor with the highest quality volunteer-based mentoring programs
Volunteers
  • Trains volunteers to be mentors to children
  • Facilitates the meeting/assignment¬†of volunteer mentor and child/youth and the parent/guardian
Hours of Operation
Hours not specified
Eligibility
  • Boys, girls and youth between 6-16 years of age residing primarily in a single parent home, who have specific needs that can be met through involvement in the program and by spending time with a positive adult role model
  • Requires support from parent/guardian for child involvement

Volunteers
  • Must be 18 years of age and over
  • Thorough screening check required
Application Process
  • Referral accepted from various sources including parents/guardians, school personnel, or other social service agencies
  • Parents and guardians referring children must complete an enrolment application and an interview with a caseworker
  • Volunteers must complete a screening process that includes application, interview, criminal records check including a vulnerable sector check, reference checks, medical clearance and a home visit
Fees
None; Some incidental expenses may be incurred during outings; Volunteers must pay for police background check
Documents Required
Applications available on website
  • Enrolment application required for child/youth
  • Application, vulnerable sector screen, criminal records check and three references required for volunteers
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Back Entrance -- Accessible with ramp ; Workers will travel to accessible locations to meet
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
June 5, 2021