Big Brothers Big Sisters of Barrie and District

Office Phone 705-728-0515
Fax 705-728-2965
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Marianne Arbour, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Glenda Barendregt, Senior Mentoring Coordinator
Primary Executive Blair King, Board President
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, evening hours arranged if required
Description and Service
Former Name Big Brothers Association of Barrie and District ; Big Sisters Association of Barrie and District
Description (Service) Provides positive adult role models to boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, through volunteer mentoring relationships that are based on Fun and Friendship * offers a variety of programs that involve different levels of commitment/time requirements given by the volunteer * a registered charitable organization  
Programs include  
* One To One Big Brother/Big Sister program, an adult volunteer, 20 years of age and up, is matched to a child for weekly contact * program requires a minimum one year commitment * also open to couples wishing to volunteer together  
* Big Bunch, 2-3 adult volunteers are matched to 4-6 children on the waiting list for group outings  
* In-School Mentoring, an adult mentor is matched with a child in a partnering school  
* Little Brother/Little Sister Club, adult volunteers assist with the running of a group recreation program for unmatched children  
* Go Girls, female volunteers 18-25 yrs facilitate a 7 week program at a local school with Grade 7 or 8 girls 
* Game On, male volunteers 18-25 yrs facilitate a 7 week program at a local school with Grade 7 or 8 boys 
Various fundraising events are held throughout the year that encourage community involvement * these include Bowl for Kids, Golf for Kids, Showcase of Homes, Curl for Kids 
Bowl for Kids: March 
Golf for Kids: June 
Showcase of Homes: September 
Big Bash: October 
Curl for Kids: November
Eligibility Ages: 6 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Children, Youth 6-18yrs in need of a consistent adult role model * need is assessed by a casework team prior to approval * eligibility for other programs based on the specific requirements of that particular program
Application Referral-parent or guardian, call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Volunteer Description * Youth, 18 yrs and up, for After School Group Mentoring Programs - Homework Clubs 
* Young Adults, 18-25yr old females, for Go Girls! program 
* Adults, 20yrs and up for Big Brother/Sister Mentoring, participating in the program as part of a Couple or volunteering with the In School Mentoring Program  
* Other opportunities for men and women include the Board of Directors or other committees, fundraising, assisting with special events and projects
Location Information
Areas Served Angus ; Barrie ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater
Boundaries Includes 10-15 mile radius around Barrie
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
168 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2
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Intersection Bayfield St and Wellington St W
Mailing Address PO Box 261 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T2
Physical Access Not Accessible
Record Details
Elections May
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