In this program, volunteers usually make weekly visits during non-school hours. Agency statistics prove that kids in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program improve their school grades, peer and familial relationships and self-image. Volunteering is fun and easy!
Visit with your Little Brother or Sister about once a week.
It works with your schedule.
Take your Little Brother or Little Sister on everyday events like running errands or even grocery shopping
Participate in community activities or even go to the park
Site-Based Mentoring Programs
In this program, a volunteer spends time with one child for about an hour each week. A volunteer would engage their "little" in a variety of activities, like: going over homework, watching the school play, eating lunch on the playground or reading together. A case manager provides support and activity ideas.
Meet with your Little Brother or Sister once a week at their school
Easily fits during your lunch hour once a week to visit
Eat lunch, play games or visit the library
Workplace mentoring is a version of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ blue-ribbon one-to-one youth mentoring program. Through a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, companies such as Rackspace and Chase Bank give back to the community by hosting children from a nearby school at their corporate office. The children meet in the workplace with the employee volunteer mentor at least once per month during the school day for about an hour. A Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Support Specialist manages the program on-site while Bigs and Littles play games, do arts and crafts, tour the office or just talk with one another. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas launched the Workplace Mentoring program in 2009 and currently has ten corporate partners participating in the program.
The relationship lasts during the school year
Big Brothers Big Sisters staff attend each meeting
What are the benefits for the child?
Workplace Mentoring introduces children to jobs at an early age, giving them an opportunity to learn about the corporate world first-hand. Through relationships with "Corporate Bigs", Littles experience what it means to work for a corporation and the educational requirements needed to achieve this professional success. The value is the same: children are exposed to professional environments, new career paths and life goals are introduced, and lives are truly changed.
If you would like to get your workplace involved in this innovative new program, just send us
and we will be in touch!