Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

We would appreciate your taking the time to complete the following survey. It should take less than 15 minutes of your time. There are no right or wrong answers. Please answer all of the questions as truthfully and completely as you can. Your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. Some of these questions are asking about your current match. If you have been matched during this program but the match is now closed, please answer questions based on how the match went.

* 1. Date Survey Completed:

* 2. How long have you been a mentor, matched with a child or youth in care?

* 3. Is this your first experience as a mentor?

* 4. How did you hear about this current mentoring opportunity? (check all that apply)

* 5. What made you decide to become a mentor?

* 6. Did you specifically set out to mentor children and youth in care?

* 7. How were you matched with your mentee? Please describe the matching process.

* 8. Did you know your mentee prior to the actual matching process?

* 9. Do you and your mentee share similar interests?

* 10. What amount of training have you received since applying to become a mentor?

* 11. Please check all the topics you feel you received sufficient training on, prior to or in your role as a mentor.

* 12. If there is any additional training and/or support that you feel would be beneficial to you in your role as a mentor, please list in the space below.

* 13. What type of support from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency do you receive?

* 14. Overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
I feel confident in my role as a mentor
I know who I can call to reach out when I need support
The training I received was useful to me in my role as a mentor
The intensity and frequency of support I received from the agency (Big Brothers Big Sisters) is sufficient to make my match successful
As a result of volunteering as a mentor, I believe I am making a difference
I feel that my overall well-being has improved as a result of my role as a mentor

* 15. In general terms please describe how is your match going.

* 16. Has your mentee experienced any personal challenges or major changes during the match?

* 17. Has your mentee experienced a placement change (move) during your match?

* 18. What kinds of activities do you do with your mentee?

* 19. How often do you see your mentee in person? (check the one that applies most often)

* 20. How do you connect with your mentee? (check all that apply)

* 21. Is there a group aspect (e.g. activities, support) to your mentoring program?

* 22. Have you seen a change in your mentee since the start of the match? If so, what kind of change?

* 23. Are you experiencing any challenges in your match? If so, how have you managed those challenges?

* 24. Have you discussed or been impacted by a match closure as part of this mentoring relationship?

* 25. What have been some of the successes in your match?

* 26. What would you tell other potential mentors who would like to mentor a child or youth in care?

* 27. What is your age range?

* 28. What is your gender?

* 29. What is your employment status?

* 30. What is your profession (if employed) or your focus of studies (if a student)?