Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-735-0570 ; 905-871-8836
Fax 905-735-2122
E-Mail admin.southniagara@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.bbbsinniagara.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Anna VanderBugh, Fundraising/Events Coordinator; Phone: 905-735-0570 ext 221 * 905-871-8836 ext 221; Email: anna.vanderbugh@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Alternate Contact Ashley Dunbabin, Casework Supervisor; Phone: 905-735-0570 ext 222 * 905-871-8836 ext 222; Email: ashley.dunbabin@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Laura Caballero, Intake and Outreach Caseworker; Phone: 905-735-0570 ext 227 * 905-871-8836 ext 227; Email: laura.caballero@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Primary Executive Barb Van Der Heyden, Executive Director; Phone: 905-735-0570 ext 223 * 905-871-8836 ext 223; Email: barb.vanderheyden@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Site Details
Areas Served Fort Erie ; Pelham ; Port Colborne ; Wainfleet ; Welland
Located In Community Welland
Address & Map
Seaway Mall
800 Niagara St, Upper Level
Welland, ON L3C 5Z4
 
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Intersection Niagara St and Woodlawn Rd
Service and Access Details
Description (Service)

BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER - Children are matched in one-to-one relationships with adult volunteers who serve as positive role models, offering friendship, support, guidance, and exposure to new opportunities and activities

BIG COUPLE - A couple is matched to one child for a unique two-to-one friendship

BIG FOR A DAY PROGRAM - Recreational and social activities are provided monthly, for children and youth waiting to be matched

IN SCHOOL MENTOR PROGRAM - An adult volunteer (Mentor) is matched with a student (Mentee) to help improve the student's self esteem and school interests, meeting once a week for one hour on school property * a cooperative effort between Big Brothers Big Sisters, the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board

IN-SCHOOL MENTORING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM - Committed and motivated high school students are placed with six to eight children on a regular one-to-one basis * in cooperation with the Niagara Catholic District School Board and the District School Board of Niagara * the children are referred by the school and/or the parent(s)

GO GIRLS! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS PROGRAM - For girls aged 12-14 * uses a mentor approach to provide girls with information and support to make informed choices about healthy, active living * runs in schools for seven to eight one- to two-hour sessions

GAME ON! HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS PROGRAM - For boys aged 12-14 * uses a mentor approach to provide boys with information and support to make informed choices about healthy, active living * runs in schools for seven to eight one- to two-hour sessions

Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-3 pm
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
 
Little Brothers & Sisters - Boys and Girls 6-18 years 
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Men and Women 18 years and older  
Mentees - Boys & Girls Grades 2-8  
Mentors - Men and Women 18 and years and older 
Go Girls and Game On Group Leaders - ideally ages 18 - 26 years 
Big Couples - Husband & Wife teams matched to Little Brothers.
Application Contact office to set up an Information Session * To Volunteer contact the office or visit website to submit an inquiry.
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1964
Elections June
Meetings AGM Jun
Service Categories Adult/Child Mentoring Programs
Resources Newsletter - FRIEND TO FRIEND (found on website)
Events Golf for Kids Sake, Long Beach Ridge for BBBSSN, Main Street Stakes at Lock 8 Downs, Sisterhood of Style, Trivia Night, Bowl for Kids' Sake