Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lac La Biche
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Lac La Biche is a charitable non-profit organization that provides positive mentoring relationships for children and youth in our community. BBBS Lac La Biche relies on the generosity of the community’s time and resources to ensure that kids who could benefit from an additional caring adult in their life have access to one. BBBS Lac La Biche is part of the service delivery area of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs).
Located approximately 220 km northeast of Edmonton, Lac La Biche is the regional centre for business, health care facilities, education, and government services.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Perley at Jessica.Perely@bgcbigs.ca.
BBBS Lac La Biche
Community Big Brothers Big Sisters Program
The Community Big Brothers Big Sisters program is one mentor (Big) and one mentee (little) spending time together building a friendship based on trust, support, common interests, and fun! Bigs and Littles participate in a variety of activities – everything from riding bikes, skating, reading, working on homework, cooking, playing video games to just talking and sharing with each other. The focus is on friendship and new experiences. Volunteer Bigs (Mentors) are asked to be able to give a minimum of one hour a week or every other week for the duration of a year. Volunteers in this program are meeting youth out in the community evenings or week-ends.
In School Mentoring Program
*Note: This program is currently not running, please check back at a later date.
The In School Mentoring Program is a way to get involved with a child. It allows volunteers (mentors) to share time with a child in their school during the school day. Mentors meet with their littles (students) following the 20-20-20 rule: 20 minutes of getting to know each other and catching up, 20 minutes of school work or reading, and 20 minutes of free time. In addition to friendship, the focus is on literacy, social support and classroom support. Volunteers in this program are meeting youth in their schools during the school day (lunch hours even!). Matches in this program do not meet over the summer. Great opportunity for businesses to support their employees to get involved in a local volunteer program, and only have to give up an hour of their time each week!
The program locally is just beginning to develop programs at the high schools where students in Grades 10-12 can volunteer as mentors to elementary students (Grades 3-5). These programs are run in partnership with the high school. Any high schools interested in learning more, please contact us.
“You are more inspirational than you think”
*Note: When filling in the volunteer application form, please select “Strathcona” as your volunteer interest location.
Lac La Biche Program Facilitator