BBBS of Mid-Maine Needs Volunteer Program Coordinators

December 2, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) 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 1-2 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 sites for the 2022-2023 school year:

Mid-Coast Programs

South School (Rockland): Tuesdays 3-4pm

Warren Community School (Warren): Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

Great Salt Bay Community School (Damariscotta): Wednesdays 2:45-3:45pm

Lincolnville Central School (Lincolnville): Thursdays 3-4pm

Miller School (Waldoboro): Tuesdays 3-4pm

 

Kennebec/Somerset Programs

Silvio J. Gilbert Elementary School (Augusta): Mondays or Thursdays 3-4pm

Williams Elementary School (Oakland): Wednesdays 2:45-3:45pm

 

Penobscot Programs

Leroy H. Smith School (Winterport): Tuesdays 2:30-3:30pm

 

To learn more about becoming a volunteer school-based coordinator, please contact Haley Stearns, School-Based Manager, at (207) 236-BBBS (2227) ext. 103 or email haley@bbbsmidmaine.org.

 

Photo: Volunteer coordinators lead a group activity with high school Bigs and their Littles at a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine school-based mentoring program at Williams Elementary School in Oakland. Coordinators are needed to support current programs in Rockland, Warren, Damariscotta, Lincolnville, Waldoboro, Skowhegan and Oakland. To learn more, call 207-236-2227 Ext. 103 or email haley@bbbsmidmaine.org.

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