Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary & Area
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area (BBBS Calgary) is a donor supported, volunteer driven organization recognized for mentoring programs for children and youth in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Rocky View County and surrounding areas. Canadian Progress Club of Calgary officially founded BBBS Calgary in 1994 by merging Aunts at Large, Big Sisters of Calgary and Uncles at Large. Together, these organizations have contributed to the Calgary community for over 40 years.
The BBBS Calgary mission is to impact the lives of young people and volunteers through the power of mentoring. We achieve this by matching caring volunteers called Bigs with a child or youth called a Little. All children benefit from having a positive adult role model in their lives, and the impact of mentor in these early years will last a lifetime. Last year 1,763 children and their families participated in BBBS Calgary programs and services. Bigs and Littles are carefully matched based on personality and shared interest. They spend one-to-one time together once a week with the goal of building a relationship, enhancing social skills, encouraging goal setting and having fun. There are a variety of programs available to meet your availability, interests and location.
Young people 6 to 18 years old are matched with an adult mentor to spend one-to-one time together. Matches learn new things and explore the community while building a relationship.
Please visit our website here to find a mentor: http://bbbscalgary.ca/find-a-mentor/
Volunteer Mentor - Youth in Care
We have an urgent need for volunteers to mentor youth, ages 12-24, currently in care or transitioning out of care. These mentoring relationships build confidence, feelings of connection and relationship skills in youth. If you are interested in a rewarding experience that will forever change the life of a young person, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you.
Time Commitment: 10-12 hours a month for 2 yearsGet Started!