Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

  Canterbury
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Help us make meaningful mentoring matches for young people in our city by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch.

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Our primary goal is to build resilience into young people and provide opportunities and experiences for them - so that they may reach their potential.

We do this by providing a free mentoring programme for at risk and disadvantaged young people by recruiting volunteers from the community.Each mentor is matched with a young person and they will spend an hour a week together for a minimum of one year. Together they will engage in a variety of activities together from baking to cycling, from craft projects to building model planes, meanwhile building a positive relationship that builds the young person confidence.

Our staff provide the necessary accountability and support for the special people who offer their time to build up and support a young person.

one hour. once a week. one life

mentoring. so simple, it works

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Quality training, support and supervision is one of the most vital components in assuring the success and longevity of a mentoring match. The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that the Mentors are equipped with adequate tools to assure they are able to go the distance with their young person and feel competent in facing issues that may arise in the course of their mentoring relationship.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters team are dedicated to providing ongoing high quality training for its Mentors. This donation would enable us to continue to develop our training material, offer new training opportunities and topics and ultimately allow us to be able to provide quality Mentors to the vulnerable young people referred to our programme.

one hour. once a week. one life

mentoring. so simple, it works

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Summary of 2018 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch  16 March 2017

We had a big year in 2018! Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitated the mentoring of 173 children across Christchurch with the purpose of helping them build resilience and reach their full potential. In addition to the matches served, the Big Brothers Big Sisters team trained 40 new mentors.

100% of all matches opened reached the 12 month target! The average length of our matches continues to rise, at 1200 days (3 years 2 months). This wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous donors, thank you!


Latest donations

  • Harewood School

    Harewood School on 18 Sep 2019

    $253

    This is the amount collected from our school mufti day.

    $253

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

      Thank you so much!

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 17 Sep 2019

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    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

      Thank you so much for your incredible generosity!

  • Abby

    Abby on 05 Sep 2019

    $25

    $25

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

      Thank you for your kind donation Abby!

  • Caroline Reid Family Support Service

    Caroline Reid Family Support Service on 25 Jun 2019

    $200

    $200

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch

      Thank you so much for your generous donation! Your support means a lot to us.

  • The Fendalton Eye Clinic Team

    The Fendalton Eye Clinic Team on 07 Feb 2019

    $1,000

    Keep up your amazing work of helping vulnerable children in the community

    $1,000


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