Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District offers children and youth between the ages of 6-16 years the opportunity to participate in positive mentoring relationships. We serve the Orillia & District area and match mentees from Coldwater to Brechin, to Washago and all the way down to East Oro. BBBSOD facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their full potential.
Volunteer Mentor: General Description Volunteer Mentors will: Successfully complete each phase of the Agency’s enrollment process Participate in Pre-Match Training administered by the Agency or partnering organization Maintain regular dialogue with program staff and/or the partnering organization throughout the match Be a friend to their mentee and maintain contact on a regular and consistent basis Be a positive role model, emphasizing behavior such as trust, respect, reliability, honesty, fairness, commitment, resilience, and kindness Place primary importance upon the protection and well-being of children and youth Be supervised and supported by, and remain accountable to, program staff Qualification and Requirements Volunteer Mentors will: Have the ability to relate to young people and adults and to adapt to change Be reliable, honest, trustworthy, and fun to hang out with Be collaborative, patient, and positive Function within the guidelines of the Agency Support the mission of the Agency Roles and Responsibilities Be clear in communication with your mentee’s parents/guardians, particularly around contacts, timing, planned activities, and issues of concern Maintain regular and open communication with your mentee, his/her/their parents/guardians, and the Agency Take initiative in planning your time with your mentee, yet include him/her/them in decision making Always let your mentee know when he/she/they can expect to see you next Allow the friendship to develop over time Notify the Agency of any changes in your contact information or any personal change that could impact the match Promptly report any concerns about the match to the Agency Set and respect boundaries along with your mentee, parents/guardians, and program or site-based staff Respect the privacy and diversity of your mentee and his/her/their family Commit to a positive, formal closing of the mentoring match Follow Agency and child protection protocols as discussed in your training – your program staff are always able to guide and support you
Board Treasurer: Responsible to: Members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District (BBBSOD) Prepared by: Board of Directors Date: April 2021, Executive Director Function: All Board Members are responsible for determining policies and procedures and for monitoring organizational performance to achieve the mandate of the Agency. In addition to obligation at law and duties as outlined in the Bylaws of the Agency, all Board Members will also be responsible for the following: Primary Duties and Responsibilities Assume a leadership role as required (such as President or Secretary) Establish policies that guide the Agency in achieving its mandate Contribute to the process of establishing strategic direction for the Agency Employ the Executive Director and approve their employment contract Support and participate in evaluating the Executive Director annually Approve Agency budget Ensure fiscal stability and financial accountability Attend and be prepared for Board and other meetings as required Actively contribute to the functioning of the Board and its sub-committees Be informed about Agency programs and policies Participate in the Board evaluation process Ensure that the Agency adheres to the National Standards as set out by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Review the Board’s structure, approve changes, and prepare necessary bylaw amendments Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the Board, Committees, Staff, and Community to enhance the Agency mandate Assist in the recruitment of new Board Members Ensure that the Agency adheres to all federal and provincial privacy legislation Promotion and support of Agency community events The Treasurer Shall Be responsible to the Board for the general administration of funds, including the method of bookkeeping and accounting Be responsible for the Annual Financial Report and arranging for an audit Be responsible for making financial reports at stated intervals as authorized by the Board, including the Annual Financial Report Conduct the Agency’s financial business through such chartered banks as directed by the Board Qualifications 18 years of age or older Accounting experience and/or CPA preferred