Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto.
Before you complete the inquiry form below, please consider our current needs below.
The current programs in need of volunteers are the following:
Big Couple Match
In-school Mentoring (must have day-time availability: 9:00am to 3:00pm)
Go Girls! (must have day-time availability: 9:00am to 3:00pm)
Newcomer Connections Club (must have day-time availability: 9:00am to 3:00pm)
Important note: Big Sisters and Game On! Program (as of August 2018) are currently at capacity. If you are interested in these programs, please revisit our site in 6-12 months.
If you are interested in mentoring a child or youth in our Big Couples and/or Big Brothers program, please be mindful that you will likely be placed to mentor a child/youth in one of the following the high needs areas:
Area’s of children waiting to be matched
- Jane and Sheppard
- Kipling and Finch
- Lawrence and Jane
- Don Mills and Steeles
- Sheppard and Don Mills
- Morningside and Lawrence
- Kennedy and Finch
If you are not able to travel to one of the following areas, you can also volunteer in our school-based programs if you have 1 to 1.5hrs Monday to Friday (not including travel time) between the hours of 9am-3pm as we have a need for mentors for our various school based programs.
To begin the enrollment process, please complete the inquiry form below.
How it Works
As of January 2018, only applicants who are willing to travel to communities where we have waiting Mentees will be prioritized. Waiting Mentees currently reside in Scarborough, Rexdale and Regent Park.
All persons are welcome to begin the agency’s enrollment process if they are:
- Not anticipating a major life change such as relocating in the next 12 months or between employment opportunities
- Able to commit to the time required
- Have the ability to communicate their needs
- Displays a sound understanding of the commitment required for mentoring
- Have reliable contact details
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:
- Successfully attends a volunteer information session at their local agency
- Submits an application to their local agency
- Submits a 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 agency
- Successfully completes an orientation and pre-match training
- Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
- If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality