Programs in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Parkland County is looking for volunteers just like you – from all walks of life, from all ages, with all interests.  Volunteers interested in spending one hour a week during the day or on evenings with local youth in a one-to-one relationship.  We support all volunteer mentors through the entire process – from application to training, to matching you to the right program and guiding your relationship.

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BBBS Parkland County Programs

Community Big Brothers Big Sisters Program

*Note: We are only accepting new referrals from our partners within Family Resource Networks or youth and families with involvement with Children and Family Services.

The Community Big Brothers Big Sisters program is one mentor (Big) and one mentee (little) spending time together building a friendship based on trust, support, common interests, and fun! Bigs and Littles participate in a variety of activities – everything from riding bikes, skating, reading, working on homework, cooking, playing video games to just talking and sharing with each other. The focus is on friendship and new experiences. Volunteer Bigs (Mentors) are asked to be able to give a minimum of one hour a week or every other week for the duration of a year. Volunteers in this program are meeting youth out in the community evenings or week-ends.

In School Mentoring Program

The In School Mentoring Program is a way to get involved with a child. It allows volunteers (mentors) to share time with a child in their school during the school day. Mentors meet with the students following the 20-20-20 rule: 20 minutes of getting to know each other and catching up, 20 minutes of school work or reading, and 20 minutes of free time. In addition to friendship, the focus is on literacy, social support and classroom support. Volunteers in this program are meeting youth in their schools during the school day (lunch hours even!). Matches in this program do not meet over the summer. Great opportunity for businesses to support their employees to get involved in a local volunteer program, and only have to give up an hour of their time each week!

Teen Bigs

The program locally is just beginning to develop programs at the high schools where students in Grades 10-12 can volunteer as mentors to elementary students (Grades 3-5). These programs are run in partnership with the high school and Boys and Girls Clubs Strathcona County.

Any high schools interested in learning more, please contact Sandra Prefontaine at sandra.prefontaine@bgcbigs.ca or at 780-937-1005.

 

“You are more inspirational than you think”

*Note: When filling in the volunteer application form, please select “Parkland” as your volunteer interest location.

 

Questions?

Liz Voy

Community Based and Youth Development Supervisor