(for Indigenous youth of all genders in grades 9-12; at participating schools only)
Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver currently provides leadership opportunities for Indigenous youth at select schools. Youth are empowered to be leaders and mentors to elementary school children in an after-school program.
Open to Indigenous students at select schools in Grades 9 – 12. The Big and Little Buddies meet once a week for one hour after school. The program runs during the school year from September to June.
The Big and Little Buddies have the opportunity to explore and share their culture together through Indigenous crafts and games. They also spend time playing in the gym or outside in the playground. At times, honoured guests from the Indigenous community are invited to share their culture and expertise through activities like dance and storytelling.
We’re currently offering this program to students at Killarney Secondary in Vancouver, and New Westminster Secondary located in New Westminster. Students will volunteer at Champlain Heights Elementary, and Lord Kelvin Elementary respectively.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Benefits to You
- Gain volunteer hours towards graduation
- Develop leadership skills and build your resume
- Make new friends
- A fun way to make a huge impact in your community
The Benefits to the Child
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improved decision-making skills
- Improved ability to express feelings
- Less likely to bully or be bullied.
There is currently a list of children in Greater Vancouver who are waiting for a Big Buddy; you can help change that by volunteering today.