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Mentoring helps children have higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, and educational success.

94%  of surveyed alumni Little Brothers & Sisters said that they have a lot or some confidence they will achieve their goals.

65%  agree that their Big helped them reach a higher level of education than they thought possible.

90%  said the relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood.

90% of former Littles agreed that their Big made them feel better about themselves.

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Why Be a Big?

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s 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 it even more with your “Little”—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact. Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. There are kids out there ready to get started.  Are you?

Community-Based Bigs

You and your Little meet when and where it's convenient for both of you. Movies, crafts, hiking, or just hanging out – it's up to you and your Little!

  • 18+ years old
  • 1–year commitment (but we hope it lasts longer!)
  • 2–4x times per month with your Little
  • A car so you can drive your Little as needed

School/Site-Based Bigs

You and your Little meet at the same time and place each week. You might share a lunch hour, play checkers, work on a project, or just have good conversation!

  • High school students and adults
  • 1–year commitment
  • Approximately 1 hour per week with your Little
  • Ability to travel to school settings

How to Become a Big:

  • Complete an application.
  • Participate in an interview with our professional staff.
  • Participate in an Orientation and Pre-Match Training with our professional staff

We will discuss your interests, background, and preferences to help find a great match with a child. Once the application is processed, and a background check is completed, staff provides a training session and resource manual and works with each volunteer to determine the best possible one-to-one match with a child.

3 Easy Ways to Apply