Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the premise that one caring adult (Big) can make a significant difference in the life of a child (Little). Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children aged 5-18 in one-on-one mentoring relationships that center on doing quality-time activities together. Bigs and Littles meet once a week for at least an hour and are asked to make a 9 to 12 month commitment. We have school and community-based options for volunteering.
Community Based Mentoring: one-to-one matching between adults and youth in the community
High School Mentoring: one-to-one matching within the school setting between high school students and elementary school students
Site Based Mentoring: one-to-one matching within a specific meeting location which matches children to adult volunteers
Agency Activities: fun activities just for matches, waiting Littles, and family members
How a Big Becomes a Big (and a Little a Little)
A lot of things have to happen before we make a match. All of our Bigs go through a thorough background check and careful interview process. We then match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities, and preferences. Along the way, we provide full support — so that matches can grow into lasting friendships.
Interested in becoming a Big? CLICK HERE to attend an information session.
If you would like to refer a child to the program, CLICK HERE
Bigs and Littles might:
- Shoot hoops
- Play a board game
- Share a pizza
- Take a walk in the park
- Or just hang out and talk
Your donation WILL make a difference.
Calls come in every day from parents, teachers, and school counselors. They know what a difference a mentor can make in a child’s life. Your gift can help make Big magic for children in your local community by:
- Helping us to recruit new Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers
- Ensuring that trained professionals match children to caring and responsible Bigs
- Offering one-on-one, ongoing supervision and support for every match
- Providing cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children
Think about a child who has wished for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Someone to have fun with and confide in. Someone to be a mentor. A guide. A friend. Now … think of how your gift could make a difference in that child’s life.