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What if every child fulfilled their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Now, you can start more Littles on the path to big things.

Anything is Possible

81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope & changed their perspective of what they thought possible.

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Volunteering is fun, big time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

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Volunteer Orientation

Please click here to see a list of upcoming training sessions.

To RSVP for orientation or any other questions, please contact Jesse at jalvarado@bigmentor.org or Katie at kshute@bigmentor.org 

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 5 through 21, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

Mentoring Opportunities Action Committees
  • Reach Council
  • Magic Makers

How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little. 

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them!

What’s a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:
  • Playing catch
  • Reading books
  • Getting ice cream
  • Going to a museum
  • Providing advice and inspiration

Click here to see a list of our volunteers from 2016.

For more information about all of our programs, contact us at (210) 225-6322 or info@bigmentor.org.

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