Community Mentoring Online Application
The Community Mentoring Program matches children/youth (aka a “mentee”) aged 6-16, to an adult mentor aged 19 years or older. Matches spend one-to-one time together for 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of a year. Matches can participate in variety of mutually-agreed-upon activities such as arts & crafts, puzzles, sports, reading, games, board games, outside activities, etc.
Mentors in this program have been screened, interviewed, trained and have completed a criminal record check including a vulnerable sector check. This experience is meant to provide children/youth with a positive mentoring relationship that they can look forward to each week, learning new things while increasing self-confidence. All children/youth participating in this program must attend a Child Safety Program – Strong from the Start. If your child/youth is matched in this program, we ask that you talk to your child about the activities they participate in with their mentor to ensure they feel comfortable at all times. We invite you to complete and submit the application, and consent and release form below in order to facilitate your child being matched in the Community Mentoring Program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island is committed to providing a positive mentoring experience for your child. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please call 250-756-2447.