Couples For Kids

Mentoring a child can be one of the most rewarding things you do. The Couples for Kids program provides a way for couples to share their time together with a child. The couples enrich their lives by spending time together and sharing their friendship with a child who needs a friend.

A unique two-to-one friendship that can help to broaden the life of a child and provides acceptance, guidance and support.

The agency strives to match each couple with a child whose needs correspond with the couple's abilities interests, and preferences. After a match has been made, the caseworker will keep in touch and offer on-going support and guidance.

The Children
Littles are generally between the ages of 6 and 16. In order for a boy to be matched with a couple, the child (with the permission of his guardian) must want to join the Couples for Kids program. Being matched with a couple (rather than just one adult) can benefit the child immensely by exposing him to a caring, respectful adult relationship.

The Couple
Couples in the program should be at least 20 years of age, and should have been together for at least one year. The Couples for Kids program provides flexibility by allowing one member of the couple to spend time with the child if the other person is unavailable.

Volunteering with your partner or spouse and being matched to a Little Brother or Little Sister is a great way for both of you to give the gift of friendship to a child.

How Can I Volunteer- What is Needed ? 

Not sure if you can make the commitment...

. Take a look at our current programs and volunteer hours and see what you can. Let's Start Something together for the youth of North Simcoe

Traditional 1:1

3-4 hours a week

Big Bunch Group

- for youth waiting for a match- 2-3 hours per month

In School Mentoring

- a 1:1 opportunity that fits your schedule for the duration of the school year.   1 hour per week

 

It's easier than you think

If you would like to explore these opportunities, contact the office.