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We believe in the value and values of mentoring.”

Apply to be a Mentor

We offer 3 great mentoring volunteer opportunities for people living in the following cities:

Vancouver, Richmond, North & West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Surrey, White Rock, Delta (including Tsawwassen and Ladner). If you live in Langley please visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley, and fill out an application on their website.

Please note all programs require you to be 19+. Go Girls! is our only program that requires you to be between the ages of 19-25.

If you would like more information, please contact us at bigsisters.bc.ca.

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Why Be a Mentor?

For just 1-3 hours a week, you can help a girl succeed, believe in herself, and reach her full potential. We seek volunteers who are committed and consistent. Studies show that by doing so, our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience the importance of helping others in their community, first hand.

Professional staff is there to work with you, the Little Sister and the family throughout the course of the mentoring relationship to provide necessary training and support.


Benefits of Volunteering

  • The fountain of youth! A 2009 Standard Life survey compared the attitudes of Big Sister/Brother mentors with those of average Canadians and found the 'Bigs' tended to be happier, more optimistic and more energetic!
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of today’s girls into tomorrow’s strong women!
  • Increased self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development through the training and educational workshops offered by Big Sisters.
  • Heightened awareness of diversity and different backgrounds.
  • Deepened connection and commitment to your community.
  • Networking opportunities with other volunteers.
  • Enriching friendship with a young girl. 
  • Overall, volunteering with Big Sisters - in any capacity - is overwhelmingly rated as a FUN & REWARDING experience!
We Value Diversity

Big Sisters welcomes the participation of women of any race, culture, religion, sexual orienation, or ability.