Mentoring with Math: Math Mentor


Unlock the power of math to help children gain confidence and achieve their dreams.

The SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre and Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) are collaborating with Surrey Libraries to offer the Mentoring with Math Program for children in Grades 3–7. The program aims to help elementary school students develop their math skills in a fun way using the JUMP Math program, and also to engage them in games, and activities.

JUMP Math is a numeracy program that is dedicated to enhancing the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math replaces the self-fulfilling myth that some people are born with mathematical ability with the core principle that all children can be led to think mathematically.



3:30 pm to 5:45 pm 


Strawberry Hill Library

7399 122 St, Surrey, BC V3W 5J2 

Your role:

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to support our Mentoring with Math program. This program is coordinated by staff from Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) and volunteers are needed to help facilitate math activities and games, and build relationships with the students. 

In this role, you will:

  • Acquire knowledge in the Jump Math curriculum.
  • Apply learned knowledge in the Jump Math curriculum by providing effective tutoring support to elementary school students in math.
  • Productively engage in conversation with the learner to determine academic support needs.
  • Adapt tutoring strategies to respond appropriately to different learner needs.
  • Facilitate inclusive group mentoring activities and games.
  • Demonstrate effective mentoring techniques such as active listening, coaching, advising, and providing feedback.

Other benefits:

  • Build experience working with children and mentoring in an after-school setting.
  • Develop interpersonal, communication and teaching skills.
  • Use your skills to help others.
  • Obtain credit on your SFU Co-Curricular Record.

Program Logistics: 

Volunteers are expected to commit to the program on a weekly basis, every Tuesday.

  • Time: 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm 
  • Location: Strawberry Hill Library (7399 122 St, Surrey, BC V3W 5J2)
  • Dates: May 14th to August 27th, 2024

Please note, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) requires an extensive application process and will also request a number of references. Due to this thorough application process, we highly recommend that volunteers apply as soon as possible. 

Mandatory Volunteer Orientation:

  • Choice of April 15th OR May 7th 
  • From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Online


Please note, individuals from all universities, colleges, and the general public are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Priority is given to current SFU students (undergraduate, graduate, or continuing studies) and SFU alumni.

Applicants should:

  • Have experience or a strong interest in working with children (Grade 3-7);
  • Have a confident understanding of Mathematics at the Grade 3-7 level;
  • Provide 4 references [who have known you for at least 2 years]. These include:
    • One significant other or family member; 
    • One employment or education reference; 
    • Two personal references [such as a friend or colleague];
  • Be respectful and non-judgmental;
  • Have a desire to help the community;
  • Be friendly, compassionate and motivated;
  • Be dependable, flexible and resourceful;
  • Obtain and provide BBGV with a copy of a Criminal Record Check.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an initial expression of interest below (Apply Now).

You will then receive an email from SurveyMonkey containing our full application form which must be completed at your earliest convenience.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 24th | 11:59 PM

Please Note: If the required number of volunteers for this opportunity is reached before the above deadline, this posting may be taken down.

Collection Notice: The information collected as part of the application process is under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468). It is related directly to and needed by the University to administer the volunteer program through the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre. The information will be used to screen volunteer applicants, refer applicants to opportunities of interest, and update applicants with information related to volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Associate Director, Partnerships and Programs, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey BC, V3T 0A3, 778-782-8082.    

Ready to learn about volunteering with the community as an SFU ambassador? Join the Community Engagement Volunteer Training Program.

Learn more

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record at