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. 

If you are a member of those groups and want to mentor, please click this link :

Become a BIG

If you do not identify as a man and/or BIPOC we ask that you support our efforts and share our message with your friends, family, and peers who embody these communities. 


Thank you again for your interest in our program.

It’s Time: Become a Big Today

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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
One on one mentoring at your Little's school
  • Build a friendship
  • One hour 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
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