As a youth-serving organization, our goal is to enroll volunteers who meet the needs of the children on our waitlist. Based on our current waitlist, our highest need is for volunteers who identify as men and/or People of Color. We have 5 times more boys waiting for a mentor than girls. But for every 12 women who inquire about mentoring, only 1 man will submit an inquiry.
While mentors do not have to look like their mentees, we also know the power of having a role model “who looks like me,” and this is a preference that we frequently receive from parents and youth of color. Please join us in our effort to reach more men and those who are in the BIPOC community.
Thank you for your interest in our mentoring programs.
Volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters is fun and has a positive impact on a child’s life. Simply getting together to talk, laugh, and hang out on a consistent basis creates trust and builds a child’s self-esteem.
Please read through the following eligibility and commitment requirements to determine if you and our program are a good fit.
There are two ways you can be a Big through our agency:
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