CAMDEN — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is looking for adult volunteers to serve as coordinators at eight of its school-based mentoring programs. Coordinators are adults (18 years or older) from the community who can dedicate 1½ hours, one day each week from October through May (except school vacation weeks) to supervise Big/Little match meetings of high school mentors and elementary school Littles.

School-based programs have one to two coordinators who attend each week to oversee and supervise match meetings to ensure child safety, and support Bigs and Littles. School-based coordinators are interviewed, screened, and trained, and receive ongoing support and training from BBBS professional staff throughout the year. Continuing education credits are provided.

Successful coordinators are responsible, dedicated, enjoy working with and coaching youth of all ages and backgrounds, have great listening skills, are willing to learn, have patience, flexibility and love helping kids reach their greatest potential. Coordinators arrive early to greet the matches, help set up and clean up, organize meeting supplies and snacks, facilitate group activities, and provide support to both Bigs and Littles.

BBBS of Mid-Maine has immediate need for school-based coordinators at the following Mid-Coast sites for the 2022-2023 school year:

South School (Rockland): Tuesdays 3-4 p.m.
Warren Community School (Warren): Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Salt Bay Community School (Damariscotta): Wednesdays 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Lincolnville Central School (Lincolnville): Thursdays 3-4 p.m.
Miller School (Waldoboro): Tuesdays 3-4 p.m.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer school-based coordinator, contact Haley Stearns, school-based manager, at 236-2227) ext. 103 or email haley@bbbsmidmaine.org.