Become a Mentor and Make a Difference!

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 in any discipline who are passionate about making a difference in someone else’s life! “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 Carolyn Fernie at 604-873-4525 (ext. 311) or cfernie@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.

Don’t like working with kids or teens? Check out Symplicity, SFU’s online job posting system, which has close to 80 volunteer opportunities posted right now. You can also check out govolunteer.ca for more volunteer opportunities where you can search by location, activity type and organization.

Got questions about your volunteer opportunity search? Visit SFU Volunteer Services website or contact us at volunteer@sfu.ca.