3 great ways to be a big

Volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters is fun and has a positive impact in 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.

Volunteer Eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be willing and able to make at least a one-year commitment to the program.
  • Be willing and able to meet with your Little Brother/Little Sister for the required time commitment.
  • Own a car and possess at least the minimum limits of auto liability insurance (Car not required in Bigs in Schools Program).
  • Have a safe driving record (no DUIs within the past five years; no more than two moving violations in the past year).
  • Never been convicted of a felony.
  • No illegal drug use currently or within the last twelve months.

There are three ways you can be a Big through our agency:

One on one mentoring out in the community
  • Build a friendship
  • 3 to 4 times per month
  • Commit for one year
Share lunch and recess with your little
  • Build a friendship
  • 1 lunch/recess at the school per week
  • Commit for one school year
Workspace partners bring littles to your office
  • Build a friendship
  • 2 times per month at your workplace
  • Commit for one school year

Make a BIG impact!

Invest in the growth of the youth we serve.

Help us fundraise

Host a birthday or holiday party

Guests bring donations of cash or Match Activity items.

Host a service/product promotion

Designate a day at your business or a product for sale where a portion of the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Host a sporting event

Coordinate a golf tournament, fun run, basketball tournament, etc. in which the net proceeds and/or entry fees benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Host an auction or raffle

Plan your own auction or raffle and raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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1827 NE 44th Avenue, Suite #100, Portland, OR 97213

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