Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children aged 6-18 reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with adult mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

Duties

  • Complete agency training
  • Assist with recruiting, orienting, and interviewing prospective volunteers
  • Observe parent and child interviews
  • Observe matching children with volunteers based on mutual interests and special needs
  • Plan and implement various activities for the mentors and their matches
  • Assist in the supervision of mentors and their matches at various school locations
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising events

Pre-Requisites

  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 201- Social Psychology
    • PSYC 231 – Developmental Psychology: The Infant and Child or PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
  3. Recommended courses:
      • SOCG 332- Introduction to Social Welfare

Assessment

  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)  
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper

Agency Contact

Michelle Hedrich
michellehedrich@bbbsfred.org

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
325A Wallace Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Main office: (540) 371-7444

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