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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley creates mentoring relationships that change young people’s lives. With training and professional support, volunteer mentors form strong positive relationships with their mentees that express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities.
VOLUNTEER application form
Please provide your basic information below and it will be forwarded to our agency for followup.
NOTE THAT OUR AGENCY SERVES RESIDENTS OF LANGLEY ONLY.
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ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS
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, ICBC driver’s abstract, 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
- For community based mentors, a pre-match introduction meeting is scheduled for the volunteer and Little’s parent/guardian to ensure a good fit before being introduced to the Little
- 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!
For only a few hours per week, you can develop a positive friendship with a young person and help them achieve their biggest possible futures.
With the generous support of our community, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley matches are offered unique experiences across the Lower Mainland! Many matches enjoy free Vancouver Canucks games, mini golf, paint nights, and holiday parties!
Our agency provides volunteer mentors with formal and professional references to help our mentors achieve their personal and career goals!
Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. Facing prolonged adversity creates toxic stress in the brain that can negatively impact development.With the support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced or even avoided, and youth can reach their full potential.