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The Volunteer Application Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.  

To learn more about our many programs and services, please review our Mentoring Programs.

Below you will find a list of areas that are now accepting volunteers along with an outline of the Application Process.  Please review before completing the inquiry form

Location

Mentoring Programs Currently Accepting Volunteers

GEORGINA  


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

EAST    GWILLIMBURY    


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

NEWMARKET   


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

BRADFORD WEST         GWILLIMBURY             

School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

AURORA  


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

     KING         


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

STOUFFVILLE   


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

VAUGHAN  


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

   RICHMOND HILL          

School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

MARKHAM  


School Based Programs – In-School Mentors

Group School and Site Based Programs - Go Girls, Game On, Play Great Recreational Mentoring

Community Based – Big Brothers

 

The Application Process

  • Ensure you are comfortable with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Requirements and Responsibilities
  • See if mentoring is right for you by evaluating yourself using our Self-Assessment Checklist 
  • Complete the Inquiry Form or contact Volunteer Coordinator Allison Haskins at 905-726-2149 ext. 310 or bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
  • Attend and complete a Volunteer Information Session
  • Attend and complete a Volunteer Pre-Match Training Session
  • Provide a completed Volunteer Application which can be downloaded here or obtained at an Information Session
  • Submit an original Police Vulnerable Sector Certificate (PVSC)
  • Submit three or four References (depending on circumstances)
  • Complete Accessibility Training. (Click here for the YORK REGION ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING VIDEO)
  • Applicants for the Big Brother and Big Sister programs must submit a clear copy of the front and back of their driver’s license and vehicle insurance (all other volunteer applicants must submit a photo ID - driver's license not required)
  • Participate in a one-to-one interview (and home assessment) with a Program Coordinator
  • Volunteers applicants will receive notification via mail or email once their file has been discussed by the Program Team and a decision regarding acceptance has been made
  • Additional program specific training is required for Go Girls!, Game On!, and Play Great Recreation Mentoring