Become a Big Brother or Big Sister | Youth HQ

How it works

The process of becoming a mentor may seem to take a bit of time; however, we all know how important the role of a Big Brother or Big Sister is in the life of a Little Brother or Little Sister.

Step 1: Application & Record Checks

Everyone who volunteers with us must complete the full screening process which begins with the completion of the Volunteer Application Form. You’ll need to provide an up-to-date (completed in the last 90 days) Criminal/Vulnerable Sector Record Check and a Child Intervention Record Check. Also, you’ll complete the on-line Alberta Mentoring Partnership training and give us a copy of the completion certificate.

Step 2: Orientation & Interviews

After your application, you’ll have an orientation session that includes pre-match training to ensure you’re equipped for your new role. We will complete an in-person interview with you. The interview will be completed with you in your home for the community-based programs or at Youth HQ for school-based programs. After these processes are complete, your file will be forwarded to the Program Director for final approval.

Step 3: Matching & Mentoring

You’ll be carefully matched with a child or youth, and our Program Coordinator will provide you with ongoing support to ensure the relationship is healthy and positive for both you and your match.

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Become a Mentor

Let us know you'd like to become a Big Brother or Big Sister, and we'll send you an application package.