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The Process


Becoming a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor is as simple as 1-2-3-4:

  • Step 1. Ensure that you are comfortable with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Step 2. See if mentoring is right for you by evaluating yourself using our Self-Assessment Checklist
  • Step 3. Inquire  to get started with the application and assessment process.
  • Step 4. Sign up and attend an orientation/training session. Typically held once a month, in the evening..
  • *This orientation training is only for volunteers interested in the Big Brother/Sister/Couple and In School Mentoring Program.
  • *The final training session for Game On will be communicated to volunteers after we receive their inquiry.
  • *At this time, we are not accepting any more volunteers into the Go Girls Program or Go Girls Queens University Program.

The Application and Assessment Process

The order of the steps in the application and assessment process can vary depending on program, but the following is a general overview of the process. The volunteer applicant:

  • Submits a written application including four references ( 1 character, 1 significant other, 1 family, 1 employer) that you have known for more than 2 years
  • Provide 1 medical reference
  • Obtain a Police Clearance and vulnerable sectors check from The Kingston Police Department on-line at www.police.kingston.on.ca, or go to the station in person at 705 Division Street, Kingston, ON- A fee of $30 for the CPIC is required
  • Mail your completed application form to our offices. (address can be found here...) or drop it off in person
  • 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
  • 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
  • The caseworker arranges for a meeting between the child or youth, the volunteer mentor, and the parent or guardian
  • If everyone agrees, the match can begin!

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peter.cory@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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