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.

Current programs:

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.