Hosted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters- Battle Creek
Contact coordinator for times
Customer Relations Specialist
269-382-6800 ext. 108
What: Provide boys facing adversity with strong, enduring one-to-one relationship
When: 4-8 hours a month, days, evenings, or weekends
Where: Library, park, museum, sporting event, playing a game…..all interactions are beneficial
Why Get Involved?
Volunteers can provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Children participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs typically have higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoid risky behaviors, and greater educational success which has a positive impact on them, their family, and our community.
More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to and learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”
The Big Brother volunteer opportunity matches interested male volunteers (mentors) with a Little Brother between the ages of 6 and 18 to share fun and rewarding experiences throughout the community as they build their relationship.
By meeting four to eight hours a month on a consistent but flexible basis, you (Big Brother) are able to expose the Little Brother to new people, places and ideas to broaden their exposure and thinking about the world around them and the myriad opportunities available. Whether going for a walk, doing homework at the library, visiting a museum, watching a sporting event, playing a game, or eating ice cream, all interactions benefit the child as the relationship grows.
Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential.
This opportunity is flexible to your own schedule and that of the family of your Little Brother. Big Brothers can typically see their Little Brothers during the day, evening, or weekends at an agreed upon location.
Orientation and Training: All volunteers will receive orientation at the time of program enrollment, and will receive individual and group training on an ongoing basis.
Parents and children are invited and encouraged to get involved.
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