Community-Based & Big Couple Mentoring
Requires one 2-3 hour visit per week and a one year commitment. Matches are based on compatibility with each other.
High School teens are matched with elementary students in partnering schools for 10-15 sessions throughout the school year facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
GameOn! & GoGirls Mentor
Facilitate this nationally designed program set in 7 sessions for 60 to 90 minutes with youth in our partnering Middle Schools. Sessions address key topics such as bullying, self-esteem and healthy eating.
In School Mentoring
Mentoring Children and Youth for one hour per week during the school year on school property. Matches do not meet during holidays and summer break.
Volunteer Inquiry form
Please provide your basic information and the agency will follow up or complete the below application:
How it Works
How The Volunteering Process Works
The order of the steps in the application and assessment process can vary from agency to agency, but the following is a general overview of the process. You, the volunteer applicant:
- Completes an application with their local agency
- Submits a vulnerable sector screen, criminal records check, and three or four references
- Participates in a one-to-one interview with a staff member at the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency
- Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
- Successfully completes an orientation and child safety training
- Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
- If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality
The Matching Process
Similar to the application and assessment process, the matching process can vary from agency to agency and from program to program, but in general:
- The caseworker, now familiar with the volunteer and the children and youth waiting to be matched, discusses a potential match with the volunteer, the child or youth, and, depending on the program, with the family
- The caseworker arranges for a meeting between the child or youth, the volunteer mentor, and often the parent or guardian
If everyone agrees, the match can begin!