Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, along with representatives from the North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Bell Media, and our very own Moose FM, camped on the rooftop of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union overnight on September 21st and 22nd.
The goal was to recruit volunteers for special events, to join the board, or becoming a mentor.
“It’s a small amount of time to have a big impact on the life of a child on our community,” said Danielle Armstrong, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Big Brothers Big Sisters, “3-8 hours a month is barely a handful of hours.”
Armstrong says the goal was 31 volunteers – for 31 years of operation in Fort St. John – but she was pleasantly surprised with the number of volunteers, considering that they didn’t camp out on the roof last year.
11 of their inquiries were also from men – as the club has had a lack of male volunteers, Armstrong is happy to accommodate those inquiries.
One of the volunteers was also a high school leadership student who is taking back all of the program information to put together a proposal for her leadership class, so they could be involved in mentoring as a whole.
Looking at Rooftop Challenges in other communities, she is hopeful that perhaps more inquiries will continue to trickle in, because the event was broadcast on air.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is still looking for people to join the board, be special event volunteers and be mentors – so they have volunteers to meet anyone’s needs and schedule.