A ‘Big’ is a volunteer mentor who is matched in a one-to-one relationship with a child (‘Little’) in our program. A Big is a friend, a supporter, and a positive and consistent addition to the life of a Little. Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples or Big Families are not replacement parents, babysitters, or therapists. Instead, a Big is someone who shares a different perspective on life and helps their Little realize their endless potential.
To become a Big, we ask that our volunteer mentors:
Are over 18 years old
Have a valid drivers license
Have reliable transportation (an insured vehicle)
Meet with our staff for an in-depth interview
Consent to a background check - Potential Bigs are asked to pay the one-time $15 fee.
Commit to 2-3 hours per week with your Little
Make a commitment of at least 18 months - consistency and longevity are essential
Love to laugh and have fun. If you can be yourself, you can be a mentor.
No one has signed up yet, but you could be the first!