The mentoring program is looking for adult volunteers


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School Volunteer Coordinators Erinn Michaud, left, and Maureen Vashon, oversee the weekly Big and Little Games reunion at Williams Elementary School in Oakland. Adult volunteers are needed to serve as community mentors, as well as school coordinators in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo counties. To get involved, call 207-236-2227 ext. 101 or by email [email protected] Contribution photo

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is looking for adult volunteers to support their one-on-one mentoring programs in eastern, central and mid-coast Maine.

The agency is recruiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters to serve as community mentors for children ages 5 to 14 in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo counties.

Community “grown-ups” build healthy, trusting relationships with their “little ones” by spending two to five hours a week together doing things of common interest, such as playing sports, hiking, going to the movies, playing games. at board games or doing crafts. The grown-ups commit to mentoring a child for at least a year, which promotes the development of stronger and more lasting relationships.

In addition, the agency needs adult school coordinators who can devote an hour and a half per week from October to May (except school holiday weeks) to oversee game reunions between the High School Bigs and the Little Littles. primary school.

The agency has an immediate need for school coordinators at the following sites for the 2021-22 school year:

• Boothbay Primary School (Boothbay);

• South School (Rockland);

• Miller Primary School (Waldoboro);

• Warren Community School (Warren);

• Nobleboro Central School (Nobleboro); and

• Lincolnville Community School (Lincolnville).

All volunteers are interviewed, screened and trained, and receive ongoing support and training from professional agency staff. Continuing education credits are awarded for volunteer coordinator positions.

Successful volunteers are responsible and caring adults who enjoy working with young people of all ages and backgrounds, have excellent listening and communication skills, are patient, willing to learn, and share the BBBS mission of igniting the power and promises of local youth.

To learn more about how to become an adult volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, contact Haley Stearns at 207-236-2227 ext. 101, or e-mail [email protected].

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