Male Mentors Wanted! Though Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for volunteers from all walks of life, right now there is a greater need for men.
You know how to play board games, talk about sports, and go to recess—so what are you waiting for? Volunteer now! It really is that simple. Sign up today.
Being a Big Brother is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. As a Big Brother, you get to be a kid again for an hour a week while you give a kid the invaluable gift of your friendship. Of the hundreds of boys waiting for a Big Brother right now, there’s one wanting to play video games, shoot hoops, or just hang out with someone just like you!
Why do we need Big Brothers?
More than 70% of our children who are waiting for a Big are boys, but only three out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in the life of a boy. So join the millions of volunteers who give a young person someone to look up to and learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”
We are faced with a crisis—and you can help. Too many African-American boys throughout the country are at risk of dropping out of school, getting involved in drugs, or losing their way. They are more likely to complete high school in prison than go to college. Having a Big Brother who can guide them and help them make positive choices will change their lives and make our communities stronger.
More than one-third of all Hispanics in the United States are under the age of 18; more than one-quarter of them are living in poverty. These children could benefit from having a male role model in their lives. A Big Brother who knows and understands the unique challenges they face will have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of these boys.
How to apply: The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our convenient online application. After you complete a short form online, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you. You'll need to:
- Provide references
- Participate in an in-person interview
- Go through a criminal history background check
You can also call 404-601-7000 Ext. 0 during regular business hours to get started.
Looking for more information? Review answers to commonly asked questions in our FAQ’s.
For more information about what other Big Brothers and Big Sisters say about their experience as a Big, read Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles.
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