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Volunteer

Why volunteer?

By volunteering a few hours of your time every month, you can help a child succeed more in life. Unlike other mentoring organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers who will commit to helping a child regularly, for at least one year or possibly until the child graduates from High School. However, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal offers other programs in addition to One-to-One mentoring.

How does mentoring have a big impact? Studies show that our mentoring services help children and youth stay in school, avoid risky behavior and understand, through their own experience, the importance of helping others in their community. Make a difference in someone’s life today!

Criteria overview

  • Live within the Greater Montreal Area
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Submit to a criminal record check

Our main priority is the safety of the children and youths in our programs. The volunteer recruitment process includes very rigorous recruitment checks.

Recruitment Steps

1. Online Form
2. Phone Conversation
3. Information Session
4. Interview
5. Pre-match training
6. Approval
1. Online Form

Apply online (Consult our programs)

2. Phone Conversation

Eligibility check.

3. Information Session
  • Information session with a professional Mentoring Coordinator.
  • Criminal record check.
4. Interview

Selection interview and reference check.

5. Pre-match training

Training on relationship building and child safety.

6. Approval

Match and follow-up.

Our main programs

One to One Mentoring

3-4h every 2 weeks
Matched with a youth aged 6 to 15 years old.
Long-term involvement to be considered.
In French or English.
For any community.

In-School Mentoring

1h per week
Matched with a young person.
On school grounds.
From September to June.
In French or English.
For any community.

Volunteer

Please learn about our programs and our eligibility criteria and steps before applying.

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