Dear Parent/Guardian,

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region (BBBSWR), in partnership with your child’s school, is pleased to inform you that your child has been invited to participate in the The In-School Mentoring program provides students with a volunteer mentor who serves as a role model and friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with, all within the school environment.

The In-School Mentoring program consists of a weekly visit of 1 hour during the school day, on school property. Please be aware that in the In-School Mentoring Program, there is a strict policy of no contact between the volunteer and child outside of their in-school meetings (including but not limited to phone calls, social media, email or in-person meetings). Should Matches also do not have contact over the summer break or during other school holidays. All In-School Mentors are carefully screened through the BBBSWR office.

If you would like your child to have the opportunity to participate in the program, please sign and return the three attached forms to the school:

  • Child Information sheet
  • Informed Consent form

Once these forms are received by the school, your child will be added to a waiting list to be matched with a volunteer. Please note that we cannot guarantee a match for your child as we are a volunteer based organization. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to phone your child’s school or the BBBSWR office at 519-745-0180 ext. 208.

Step 1 of 2

  • Child Information Form
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Choosing a Mentor
  • Your Involvement
  • BBBSWR staff actively supervise our matches and are in regular contact with school staff and volunteers to ensure the match is going well. If you have any specific questions or requests, please feel free to contact BBBSWR.