How to Get Involved

In Building Bridges Out of Poverty Teams, (aka, Bridging Teams) low-income and under-resourced team members are recognized as the lead problem-solvers. Who knows better the daily challenges of juggling priorities and managing without resources?

Middle and upper-income Mentors bring their curiosity, encouragement, community connections, and life-experience to the table.

Together, meeting weekly in a group, Bridging Teams encourage and support low-income/under-resourced individuals and families in building their bridges out of poverty. We invite you to join us as a volunteer Mentor.

A mentor is a coach / a supporter / a motivator / an advisor / an advocate / a role model  a companion / a judgement-free listener.

A mentor is NOT a surrogate parent / a teacher or tutor / a psychologist / An ATM / a saviour / a professional counsellor / a social worker

To become a volunteer Mentor:

  • Be in touch (see contact information below)
  • Have a short interview with Bedford House staff
  • Take part in a 2-day training, and
  • Meet weekly, in a group, for 9 months

For more information (like what to expect, what not to expect, attributes of a good Mentor, etc.), to volunteer or donate in support of this life-changing work, email or call or text us at 705-957-2391 today.

We’d love to hear from you.

If you know someone who might be interested – please share this page with them.