BBBS needs volunteers in Mission

Help with the community-based and/or school mentoring programs

If you’ve been looking to get more active, make a difference, and get in touch with your inner child, why not consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister?

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Fraser Valley is recruiting adult mentors for the community-based and in-school mentoring programs. There are over a dozen Mission children ranging in age from 7-14 waiting to find their Big Brother or Big Sister, and some have been waiting more than one year.

The community-based program matches a volunteer with a child with similar interests, and allows them to do things of mutual interest in and around the community once per week for two to four hours. The requested minimum commitment is one year, but many mentoring relationships last longer than that.

For those who can only spare one hour per week during the weekday, consider the In-School Mentoring Program that matches volunteers with a child they visit at the child’s elementary school. Their role is not to tutor or help with schoolwork, but to be a friend. This involves playing sports outside, building a gingerbread house, or just chatting about life. High school students are also encouraged to apply to the Teen Mentoring program.

Interested volunteers will fill out an application form and list three references, complete a criminal record check and a driver’s abstract, plus attend an interview with a mentoring coordinator. If the volunteer is approved, they will attend a mandatory pre-match safety training session, and then be matched with a waiting child.

For more information, phone Cassie or Tamara at 604-820-3334 or send an email to cassie.silva@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Man climbs crane in Abbotsford

Police, fire called to deal with climber last night

It’s about to get hot: Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to rise and stick around till next week, Environment Canada forecasts

VIDEO: One dead in Abbotsford motorcycle crash

Female passenger dies after motorcycle crashes into rear of SUV

Highway crashes double in Fraser Valley, truck traffic also up steeply

Unclear if doubling of Fraser Valley highway crashes is linked to spike in truck traffic

Subdivision: Smaller lots, more houses

Mission proposal would feature 1/4 acre lots close to City Hall

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

SilverStar officially opens Gondola

The brand-new gondola is now offering scenic rides for visitors on SilverStar Mountain Resort.

VIDEO: Langley City legendary water fight was a soaking good time

And perfectly timed for a hot weather warning

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Activists protest outside Kinder Morgan terminal in kayaks, canoes

Tsleil-Waututh elder Ta’ah Amy George led the water ceremony from a traditional Coast Salish canoe

Canadian soccer fans brace for World Cup final between France, Croatia

First ever final for the Croatians, while it’s France’s third, going into match as betting favourite

B.C. Lions claw their way back to score 20-17 victory over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Bombers, who beat the Lions 41-19 last week in Edmonton, fell to 2-3 with the loss

High winds, lack of rain suggest no breaks in sight for B.C. wildfire season

There were 11 new wildfires across the province over 24 hours, BC Wildfire Service officials say

Most Read