WHO ARE WE?

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CREATES PROFESSIONALLY SUPPORTED ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS THAT IGNITE THE POWER AND PROMISE OF YOUTH.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

We want to make sure that you know exactly what you are getting into. The process from signing up to becoming a Big could take up to 8 weeks in total. This is because we take care to screen everyone who comes into our program and we want to find the best match possible that will last a lifetime.

1. INQUIRY

Submit your information to our agency and a staff member will contact you.

2. ORIENTATION

Learn the details of the program and complete the enrollment paperwork.

3. INTERVIEW

Meet together for us to better understand your personality so that we can determine your future Little.

4. SELECTION

You are ready to be Matched. Our agency staff will carefully select the perfect Little for you.

5. MEET

After we find a Little for you, we’ll set up a meeting to see if it’s a good fit.

6. MENTOR

Hang out with your Little twice a month for a few hours. Throughout the Match, we’ll keep in contact to ensure your match is on the path to success.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To volunteer for one-time opportunities, please reach out to Bailey Roe: [email protected] | (260) 209-4722 or follow the link above to BECOME A BIG.

COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM

SCHOOL BUDDIES PROGRAM

REAL MEN READ PROGRAM

ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY BASED

Our traditional and most flexible mentoring program, we pair adult mentors with youth ages 6 to 13 under the commitment to see each other twice a month for a few hours. We hand-select every Match based on shared interests, geography, and personality.

Meets Twice a Month

The outings create opportunities for meaningful conversations about school, friends, and dreaming big.

Hang Out in the Community

 Matches plan their own time together doing what they enjoy when it works best for them.

Long-Lasting Friendship

By just having a Big by their side, Littles are set on the right path to grow into mature teens and thriving young adults.

CONSERVATION BUDDIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Conservation Buddies is being featured for Community Based matches that are interested in the outdoors and learning about conservation. An outdoor program that educates Littles on the importance of conservation and learning more about their local ecosystems.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE

Fish and hunt responsibly

Avoid damaging ecosystems

Maintaining habitats

care for natural resources

Plant vegetation

Restore habitats

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Building a fire

Fishing

Gun safety

POWERED BY

SITE BASED

School Buddies allow Volunteers & Littles to meet once a week during the academic year at the Littles' school to hang out during lunchtime. Real Men Read brings MENtors from the community to the classrooms to read to 2nd & 3rd grade students during the academic year.

School Buddies

Volunteers and children meet once a week during the child’s 45 minute lunch break, utilizing resources available within the school.

Real Men Read

An easy volunteer-driven program that brings MENtors from the community into 2nd & 3rd grade classrooms.

Volunteers read 5 times during the school year at their assigned school of choice.

POWERED BY

ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

We offer one-time volunteer opportunities! We have many options because we know that not every opportunity is right for everyone. We appreciate any kind of support that we can get.

First Friends Drivers

Driving Littles to and from activities

Special Events

Help us set up for our Special Events.

Random one-off opportunities

From preparing packages to helping organize, or filling envelopes, we could always use a helping hand.

INSPIRING STORIES

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Big Brother Patrick & Little Brother Tyson
Matched Since 2013

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Big Sister Janis & Little Sister Destiny
Matched Since 2014

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Big Couple Nick & Alyssa and Little Brother Christopher
Matched Since 2017

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Big Brother Larry & Little Brother Anthony
Matched Since 2014

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Big Brother Rick & Little Brother Trevor
Matched Since 2020

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Big Sister Angi & Little Sister Jenna
Matched Since 2015

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Big Brother Vince & Little Brother Ryan
Matched Since 1984

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Big Brother Stan & Little Brother Quavis
Matched Since 1985

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Big Couple Troy & Michelle and Little Sister Shawnna
Matched Since 2007

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Big Brother Zane & Little Brother Chris
Matched Since 2015

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Big Brother John & Little Brother DreShawn
Matched Since 2013

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Big Sister Rachel & Little Sister Abby
Matched Since 2019