Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks school coordinators
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is looking for community minded volunteers to serve as school coordinators at its school-based mentoring sites this fall. Coordinators are adults from the community who can dedicate one and a half hours for one day each week from October through May (except school vacation weeks) to be at the match meetings of high school and college-aged Bigs and their elementary and middle-school aged Littles. The meetings take place after school, generally from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Every school mentoring location has one or two coordinators who attend each week to oversee and supervise the weekly match meetings to ensure match quality and child safety. School coordinators are interviewed in person and screened and trained by a professional BBBSMCM staff member. Initial orientation and ongoing professional support for all new and returning volunteers are provided by BBBSMCM staff.
Successful school coordinators are responsible and dedicated, love working with and coaching youths of all ages and backgrounds, have great listening skills, are willing to learn, love to play, and have patience, flexibility and a sense of humor. Coordinators arrive early to greet the Bigs and Littles. They help set up and clean up meeting supplies and snacks, facilitate group match activities, and coach Bigs as they navigate their relationships with their Littles. Coordinators have regular weekly contact with BBBSMCM staff to discuss match meeting and site logistics, attendance, successes, issues and concerns.
The agency is looking for school coordinators at Appleton Village School, Camden-Rockport Elementary School, Hope Elementary School, South School (Rockland) and Warren Community School.
For more information contact Jessica Fossett, school-based mentoring manager, at 593-0380 or Jessica@bbbsmcm.org.
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