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The Process

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

The Application and Assessment Process

The following is a general overview of the process. The volunteer applicant:

  • Submits a written application toBig Brothers Big Sisters of Halton
  • Submits an original vulnerable sector police record check and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with a staff member at the Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Successfully completes an orientation and child safety training
  • Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
  • If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality

Kick start your application process by filling out and submitting our Application form

The Matching 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!