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The Application Process

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

If you already have all the information you need and you are ready to start something today, please fill in the online application form,or if you would rather complete a fillable PDF copy please click here. You may also print this form and return to our office. You can also contact our office at (204) 988-9200 and an application will be mailed to you. 

What if I want a phone call or meeting to discuss my interest in learning more about the programs and process?

Please call - 204-988-9200 and press 3. If you are asked to leave a message please include the best number to reach you back, as well as the best time to connect with you. Someone will return your call promptly.

The Application and Assessment Process

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. The volunteer applicant:

  • Submits an application form to our agency
  • Submits a police record check with vulnerable sector clearance, child abuse registry check, and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with one of our caseworkers
  • Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
  • Successfully completes an orientation and pre-match training
  • Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
  • If accepted as a volunteer mentor, proceeds to match selection

The Matching Process

Similar to the application and assessment process, the matching process can vary 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 often the parent or guardian
  • If everyone agrees, the match can begin!

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