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Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Buddy   Aurora  East Gwillimbury  Georgina  King Township  Markham  Newmarket  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville  York Region 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Child and youth mentoring charity
various in York Region
Volunteers are matched with children and youth (age 6 - 18) to teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, staying in school and having respect for family, peers and community.
In-School Mentor   Aurora  East Gwillimbury  Georgina  King Township  Markham  Newmarket  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville  York Region 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Child and youth mentoring charity
various locations within York Region
This one-on-one program matches elementary-aged school children with mentors (age 16+). It involves sharing an hour of quality time once a week, talking, playing games, sports and other non-academic activities in the child's school, during school hours.
Companionship\Recreation Volunteer   Aurora  East Gwillimbury  Georgina  King Township  Newmarket  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville  York Region 
Christian Horizons - Central District, Toronto - Central District Office - Deerhide Crescent, Services for persons with developmental disabilities
various
Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket - Park Avenue, Public Library
Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario
Volunteers will become a mentor to a young child who is struggling to read. Meeting together in the library, they will read, play literacy games and have fun. The focus is to help the child develop strong literacy skills that will give them the confidence to read independently. 
 
Mentors must be a role model to their buddy, and keep the meetings interesting and engaging by thinking creatively and planning activities based on their buddy's interests and reading challenges.
Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket - Park Avenue, Public Library
Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue, Newmarket, Ontario
For 1 hour per week (for 10 weeks) volunteers will meet with their partner (a child between grades 1-4) to read, play literacy games, and have fun. The focus is to help the child develop strong literacy skills that will give them the confidence to read independently. 
 
Volunteers will plan their meetings in advance by choosing activities, finding resources, and pre-selecting books for each meeting. However, these plans are rarely set in stone, and volunteers must also be flexible enough to allow their buddy to have input into the meeting's activities! Strong soft skills that are sensitive to the child's emotional needs are very important (each child has their own unique reasons for being in the program), as well as creative thinking and being able to engage children is an asset (especially reluctant readers). 
 
The main focus of this program is to help children discover the world of books while building the confidence and literacy skills to become strong independent readers.
Southlake Residential Care Village, Newmarket - Grace Street
640 Grace Street, Newmarket, Ontario (Southlake Hospital Campus)
To assist and encourage residents while they participate in daily planned recreational activities. To assist staff with the program and involve as many residents as possible within context of the activity being undertaken.
Southlake Residential Care Village, Newmarket - Grace Street
640 Grace Street, Newmarket, Ontario (Southlake Hospital Campus)
To assist and encourage residents while they participate in daily planned recreational activities. To assist staff with the program and involve as many residents as possible within context of the activity being undertaken.
MENTORING YOUTH AND CHILDREN   Aurora  East Gwillimbury  Georgina  King Township  Markham  Newmarket  Richmond Hill  Vaughan  Whitchurch Stouffville  York Region 
The Peer Project / Youth Assisting Youth York Region, Community-based Peer Mentoring Program
close to home
We need volunteers aged 16 to 29 to inspire at-risk or newcomer kids to thrive! 
 
Join our amazing team of mentors for a rewarding opportunity to build your resume and positively impact a young person's life!  
 
The goal of The Peer Project:Youth mentors help at-risk and newcomer children and youth find their way. As a mentor you will offer support and guidance to a younger youth in your community. It only takes 3 hours a week– the time it takes to watch a hockey game, go to a movie, or play some video games. 
 
How does it work? 
We pair you with a child (aged 6 to 15) based on common interests, background and where you live. From there, the mentoring begins, with ongoing support from us. 
You will share experiences, skills, and hobbies and inspire a younger youth to stay on the right track. 
You can volunteer on your schedule (3 hours per week) and close to home. 
 
And it works. 98% of the kids we work with stay in school and out of trouble with the law.  
 
"The Peer Project gave me the chance to instill positive self-worth in a child… and gain a very dear friend.” – Krishana, Mentor 
 
What’s in it for you? 
In a tough job market, being a mentor to an at-risk kid shows community leadership, an attribute that all employers love. 
You’ll make a real difference that counts in the life of a child 
You get to do fun stuff for FREE, like attending professional sporting events such as Raptors or Jays games; our annual 3 day Summer Camp up North; and other cool field trips such as Canada’s Wonderland and much more.
Gift Shop Volunteer   Newmarket  York Region 
York Region, Newmarket - Eagle Street, Newmarket Health Centre
194 Eagle Street (Yonge & Eagle)
Prepare coffee, tea & hot chocolate * Greet residents and assist them * Open & close the Gift Shop * Record resident purchases in receipt log

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