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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley

1661 13th Avenue, Suite B
Columbus, Georgia 31901

Contact Person:

Miranda Ives, School-Based Program Cooridinator
Telephone: 706-327-3760
Email: mives@bbbschattvalley.org

Community Mentoring

Job Description:

This is the core BBBS program that matches children ages 6-13 from primarily single parent homes with thoroughly screened, responsible, caring adult volunteer mentors. The primary goal of this program is relationship development that will lead children that will have improved self-confidence, raised academic achievement and strengthened community and family relationships. The volunteer is asked to commit to spending four - eight hours per month for at least one year with the child. The match can spend time together in a variety of ways out in the community, such as; playing board games, working on homework, going to a ballgame, doing arts and crafts, visiting museums, biking, etc. Most importantly the volunteer is available to their “Little” to share their feelings, talking through problems and celebrating accomplishments.

Requirements:

  • Orientation and interview
  • 3 references
  • Background & driving record check
  • Home visit

Hours:

  • Minimum commitment is 8 hours a month for 12 months
  • Because of the length of the commitment, Servant Leadership students may count this activity for both agency and mentoring hours.
  • If you would like to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, please call Kayla Findley before the Fall Kick-Off Retreat in order to begin the paperwork process.

School Based Mentoring

Job Description:

This program focuses on matching elementary age students with volunteers able to meet with them for one hour once a week at a local elementary school. "Bigs" and "Littles" spend time eating lunch together, reading, working on arts and crafts projects and may incorporate some academic assistance but focuses primarily on building a positive and lasting relationship.

Requirements:

  • Orientation and interview
  • 2 references
  • Background check

Hours:

  • 1 Hour once a week between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the discretion of the school.
  • Commitment is for one school year and summer contract (writing letters, talking on the phone, texting, etc.)