You know how to play board games, talk about sports and go to recess — so what are you waiting for? Volunteer now! It really is that simple. Sign up today
Volunteering is fun! Being a Big is simple and satisfying. It is as easy as showing your new Little how to play a favorite computer game, bake an apple pie, or reading the funnies together. We’ve learned that being someone special to a child doesn’t take much more than that. But the impact is huge—for both of you!
Volunteering is easy! Being a Big is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. As a Big, you get to be a kid again for an hour a week while you give a kid the invaluable gift of your friendship. Of the hundreds of kids waiting for a Big Brother or Sister right now, there's one wanting to play video games, shoot hoops, or just hang out with someone like you!
How to apply: The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our convenient online inquiry. After you complete a short form online, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you to start the application process. You'll need to:
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- Provide References
- Participate in an in-person interview
- Go through a criminal history record check
- Go through a Motor Vehicle Drivers Record check (community based program only)
Have a question? Don't worry. Our trained staff will be happy to guide you through the application process. And when it's time to make a match we'll help you meet a Little in your area that shares your interests - and we'll support you all the way. We'll even give you some great ideas for activities that other Bigs and Littles have enjoyed through the years!
Looking for more information right away? Review answers to commonly asked questions on our FAQs
Children need the friendship and guidance of someone like YOU.
Being a Big will touch your heart. Here are some wonderful stories that will give you a glimpse of what it means to become a mentor. Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles
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Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for more men. Why do we need more Big Brothers? More than 70% of our children are 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 the life of a boy. Tell the guys you know to sign up to become Bigs. It's easy. They can do all the fun things they love to do already only they'd get to share it with Little company ... a child who would enjoy it as much as they do. They won't need to change their lives to impact the life of a child.