Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

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Are you looking for opportunities to improve your leadership and interpersonal skills? Do you have great tips about healthy eating and active living? If you do, you should consider applying to become a mentor for Big Sisters “Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” program!

The mentoring program is set up to promote healthy eating and physical activity among young girls as well as encouraging them to develop a positive self-image. Volunteer mentors each lead a group of girls to participate in fun and educational activities and discussions about balanced eating, active living and self-esteem.

This opportunity is great for female students between the ages of 19 and 25 in any discipline who are passionate about making a difference in someone else’s life! Mentors need to be able to be available at least one weekend each week between the hours of 2:30 and 5:30pm starting in January 2012 and ending in April 2012. The spring sessions run April through June 2012. “Being a Go Girls! mentor has been an amazing experience. Aside from developing leadership and interpersonal skills, I have had so much fun teaching girls about balanced eating, active living and self-esteem. From this program, I have seen the girls develop new friendships with each other and display greater confidence. Thus, this has been a very fulfilling experience, and since I had so much fun this semester I have signed up for the next cycle!,” said Sandra, an SFU student who is currently volunteering as a Go Girls! mentor.

Contact Linda at 604.873.4525 ext. 300 or info@bigsisters.bc.ca  if you would like more information about this position.

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland also has other volunteer positions including Big Sister, Study Buddy Tutor, Community Outreach Committee members and so many more! Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver has volunteer opportunities for men and women. They are currently looking for Big Brothers and In-School Mentors. For more information, visit their website here.

Posted on November 16, 2011