VOLUNTEER application form

Big Brothers Big Sisters Nation Wide is the biggest mobilizer of volunteers in Canada. While children & youth are the centre of our Organization, volunteers are truly the driving force behind the impact we make. BBBS of Colchester has many opportunities to volunteer. Please fill out the online form below and we will reach out to get started!

How it Works

How The Volunteering Process Works

You, the volunteer applicant:

  • Completes our application
  • Submits a vulnerable sector screen, criminal records check, and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with one of our mentoring coordinators
  • Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
  • 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

The Matching Process

Similar to the application and assessment process

  • The mentoring coordinator, 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 mentoring coordinator 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!