3 ways your organization can support youth

Are you passionate about supporting youth and making a positive impact in your community as an organization? Then look no further than partnering with Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and see our three ways your organization can support youth!

At Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) we’re all about igniting potential in the next generation through mentorship.

But here’s the exciting part: you can join forces with BBGV and become a partner in changing lives!

So, let’s dive in and show you how our community partners do it!

1. Community – spreading the word

When it comes to making meaningful impact where we live, community engagement it key – and Urban Rec knows this better than most!

One way your organization can support youth is hosting BBGV at an event like Urban Rec did at the Richmond Oval.

They’re Western Canada’s leading provider of adult co-ed recreation experiences with a thriving community of more than 31,000 active members. They create a space where locals can engage in sports while fostering social connections. And the best part is they actively support BBGV!

Through the power of sport, they connect their community of 31,000 sports-enthusiasts with our Game On! Program via their bi-weekly newsletter. That’s one way Urban Rec helps us reach the right community with the right program.

The Game On! mentoring program matches one to two volunteers with a group of elementary school boys in leading fun physical activities. It’s a positive space for youth to learn life skills such as, teamwork, compassion, and leadership with the guiding hands of our mentors through one weekly session over the span of eight weeks.

By featuring BBGV’s initiatives in your newsletters, social media, and beyond, you can inspire others to take a big step toward contributing their time and skills to make a difference.

2. Volunteers – giving back in a BIG way

Our volunteers are the core of how we run our free mentorship programs. They make what we do possible. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to serve hundreds of children and youth each year across Greater Vancouver.

And that’s how your organization can play a pivotal role in serving local youth with BBGV – by encouraging volunteerism from your team!

Take for example how our community partner, BC Housing, gets involved with us.

Another way your organization can support youth is by providing volunteers, like how SFU matches student wanting give back to their community while gaining valuable experience.

Their organization’s Community Connections Program supports volunteerism from their employees throughout the year – allowing individuals to take time during their working hours to give back.

This flexibility has fostered more than a decade of BC Housing volunteers that have supported our In-School Mentoring Program in elementary schools throughout our communities.

Is your organization strong with numbers? Then see how Simon Fraser University’s Community Engagement connects students looking to give back with our Mentoring With Math Program.

By matching your organization with the right program, we can build a strong community that helps youth realize their potential together.

3. Events – fun for the whole team

We understand not every organization’s workflow allows them the opportunity to volunteer on a weekly basis, that’s why we have one-off volunteering opportunities and events!

Hosting or supporting an event for BBGV can be a team-building game-changer.

Whether it’s a clothing drive, a fundraising gala, leveraging an existing event, or joining us at our annual B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Tournament, you have the power to amplify the potential of youth.

Visier volunteer, Olga, manages a game at the 2022 B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic in September.

Our long-standing community partner, Visier, is a prime example of this. They support us at their team holiday parties as the benefitting Charity, organize fundraiser poker tournaments, and encouraging their employees to use their volunteer day to help out at our B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic – in fact, last year, 10 Visier employees volunteered at our golf event!

We can also take inspiration from Urban Rec again. They’ve mastered the art of combining fun and philanthropy through their extensive and dedicated network.

At Urban Rec leagues and events, like those at the Richmond Oval or UBC sports fields, you can find us in-person connecting with their community, staff, and forging new relationships with who are moved by our mission.

By supporting BBGV with one of your events or at one of ours, you can spark a cascade of change to create a brighter future for all children and youth.


Since you’ve made it to the bottom of our article, we know your organization wants to get involved. Thank you!

You can get started by connection with us here with the subject line “community partnership.”

To get even more details on our various partnership choices and to discover new opportunities, please connect with our team at marketing.communications@bbgvf.com or 604-876-2447 ext.310.

We’ll help you find the best way your organization can make a meaningful impact and ignite potential.

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