Be a Mentor

“I thought I was on my own and to never depend on anyone. Kelsey proved me wrong and she came every time she thought I was upset or something had happened”

- Ashley, Little Sister

Deciding to become a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding decisions you will ever make. Our volunteers are extraordinary people by just making a commitment to a child who needs that consistent support in their lives.Volunteering just eight hours a month can truly transform a young person’s life. By spending time together doing activities you enjoy such as shooting hoops, playing board games, hiking, eating pizza, or learning to cook, you can significantly impact your Little Brother or Little Sister’s future.

We have children waiting for the opportunity to meet someone like you. You have been thinking about getting involved, and now is the time to learn more. Take that next step, and apply today.

  • More than two-thirds of our children who are waiting for a Big are boys.

  • Boys on the waiting list usually wait longer to get matched with a Big Brother.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Though Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for volunteers from all walks of life, right now there is a greater need for men.


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 for next steps.

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