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Purple Net Project


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Purple Net Project


Across Canada, there are hundreds of hoops without nets, and hundreds of kids without positive role models. Big Brothers and #SwishinMission are hanging purple basketball nets on hoops across the city, to bring Big and Little Brothers together through basketball.

At Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver, our goal is to serve over 1200 children across the Lower Mainland. To achieve our vision of ensuring each child who wants a mentor gets one, we need your support.

You can join our project and make a meaningful difference in a kid's life by volunteering to become a Big Brother.

 

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Volunteer Section


 

Who can volunteer as a Big Brother?

A Big Brother is a caring, responsible guy who is over the age of 18. Our Big Brothers and Mentors come from diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life. No special skills or experience are needed. All you need is a little time and enthusiasm.

What is the basic commitment of a Big Brother or Mentor?

Spend 2 – 4 hours once a week with your Little Brother and commit for a minimum of one year. Don’t worry, you can still go on vacation! After a year, you can arrange to see your Little Brother once a month, or continue with weekly outings. 

Will I be paired with a child who lives in my own community?

We try to match a Big Brother to a Little Brother who lives close by. Little Brothers are between the ages of 7 and 14. We do our best to match volunteers with little brothers who have similar interests and personalities. Sometimes the most compatible Little will live in a neighbouring community and a small amount of travel may be necessary.

 

Volunteer Section


 

Who can volunteer as a Big Brother?

A Big Brother is a caring, responsible guy who is over the age of 18. Our Big Brothers and Mentors come from diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life. No special skills or experience are needed. All you need is a little time and enthusiasm.

What is the basic commitment of a Big Brother or Mentor?

Spend 2 – 4 hours once a week with your Little Brother and commit for a minimum of one year. Don’t worry, you can still go on vacation! After a year, you can arrange to see your Little Brother once a month, or continue with weekly outings. 

Will I be paired with a child who lives in my own community?

We try to match a Big Brother to a Little Brother who lives close by. Little Brothers are between the ages of 7 and 14. We do our best to match volunteers with little brothers who have similar interests and personalities. Sometimes the most compatible Little will live in a neighbouring community and a small amount of travel may be necessary.

 

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Big Buddy


 

Who can volunteer as Big Buddy?

A Big Buddy is a caring responsible person who is over the age of 18. Our Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life. No special skills or experience are needed. All you need is a little time and enthusiasm.

What is the basic time commitment of a Big Buddy?

One hour per week, during school hours, on school-grounds, for a minimum of one year. Big and Little Buddies do not meet over summer vacation or other school holidays.

What do the children like to do?

Weekly visits take place at the child’s school, so you may have access to the school’s facilities. Big and Little Buddy friendships are non-academic, so you won’t be tutoring them. It’s all about FUN! You and your Little Buddy may choose to play outside, shoot hoops, or kick a soccer ball around. Or you can stay inside and read, do arts and crafts, bake cookies, or just hang out and talk. We make every effort to match Big and LittleBuddies based on similar interests and personalities.

 

Big Buddy


 

Who can volunteer as Big Buddy?

A Big Buddy is a caring responsible person who is over the age of 18. Our Volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life. No special skills or experience are needed. All you need is a little time and enthusiasm.

What is the basic time commitment of a Big Buddy?

One hour per week, during school hours, on school-grounds, for a minimum of one year. Big and Little Buddies do not meet over summer vacation or other school holidays.

What do the children like to do?

Weekly visits take place at the child’s school, so you may have access to the school’s facilities. Big and Little Buddy friendships are non-academic, so you won’t be tutoring them. It’s all about FUN! You and your Little Buddy may choose to play outside, shoot hoops, or kick a soccer ball around. Or you can stay inside and read, do arts and crafts, bake cookies, or just hang out and talk. We make every effort to match Big and LittleBuddies based on similar interests and personalities.