Volunteering is Fun, BIG Time!

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.


Life is busy. Commitment can be daunting. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a program that is flexible and fulfilling at the same time. Our one-to-one mentoring model asks for parents, children
and volunteers to give a 12 month commitment to develop a life-changing mentor relationship. Each month we ask that our Bigs and Littles spend a minimum of 4 hours a month together.
So let’s look at the break down:

• 12 months x 4 hours = 48 hours
• In the span of one full year we are asking for what equates to two days of quality time to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

Community-Based Program

Many relationships between Bigs and Littles are part of our Community-based programs. Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together.

Requirements for Being a Volunteer

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED
  3. Live in the area for at least 6 months
  4. Attend orientation, submit an application, complete pre-match training, have an in-person interview with our agency staff, and be willing to complete several background checks.
  5. Maintain contact with the child, family, and Match Support Specialist on a monthly basis


Site-Based Program

Meeting with a child in their own environment can lend to building a strong and unique relationship. Our site-based mentoring  program pairs a child with a high school student or adult volunteer at the Little’s school or other program based site. Mentors are asked to spend 1 hour per week with their Little. The program runs throughout the school year.  Bigs and Littles enjoy getting to know each other, playing games, spending 1:1 time together, and having fun!

Requirements for Being a Volunteer

  1. Be able to meet the child at their school for at least one hour a week during the school year.
  2. Be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, or they must be a high school student at one of our partner high schools.
  3. Live in the area for at least 6 months.
  4. Submit an application, complete an interview with our agency staff, and pass several background checks.