Volunteer Application: What Should I Expect?

We’re thrilled that you're interested in mentoring a young person in your community! You'll join a community of hundreds of volunteers – each of whom have the support of professional caseworkers with training and check-ins.

Not quite sure what to expect yet? Then join our next online info session here, see our inquire page for more info or check out Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.

Child safety and finding the right match between “Bigs” and “Littles” are our top priorities. That’s why our application screening process takes 2-3 months. Our volunteers tell us it’s worth the wait!

Here’s an idea of what to expect

Filling our the application form:

Please give yourself 30 minutes to fill out our application. If needed, you can hit "Save and Continue" to save your answers and return to the form later. You’ll be asked for 3 or more adult references and will need to provide their full name, email and phone number.

If you have worked or volunteered with vulnerable people (e.g. youth, seniors, people living with disabilities) within the last 5 years, you’ll be asked to provide an additional reference related to that experience.

Please ensure all information is filled out completely to ensure your application is processed quickly.

What to expect after you submit your Application Form:

  1. A phone call and an Email from our Intake Coordinator with instructions to submit Police Info Check. If you applied to our Community program, you will be asked to submit a driver’s abstract as well.
  2. Reference check
  3. An Interview with our caseworker
  4. Attend a pre-match training session
  5. Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance as a volunteer
  6. If accepted, our caseworkers will find the best match for you based on location, shared interests, etc. If everyone agrees, your match will officially begin!

Still have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions below or email us. If you're ready to volunteer, click the button below and start your volunteer journey with us!

Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions

Didn't get an answer to your question? Please reach out to our team at volunteer@bbgvf.com.

We know you’re excited about this journey, so let’s get started!

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