Volunteering is Fun, Big Time.
Think back to when you were a kid. Who was the person, other than a parent, who brought something special into your life, just by being there? By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can be that person in the life of a child. Imagine building treasured memories through a friendship that will change your life, and a child’s life, forever.
As a Big, you and your Little can enjoy doing everyday activities like playing sports, seeing a movie, cooking, going over schoolwork, visiting a museum, washing the car, taking a walk, volunteering in their community, or just hanging out. And as in any friendship, it is the spontaneous, small moments of shared fun or discovery that you will remember forever.
A Big Brother or Big Sister can open a world of possibilities and opportunities for a child simply by being a genuine friend. Our Bigs consistently say that they get even more out of their friendship than the Littles, and our Littles grow into adults who want to be involved themselves and help another child.
Life is busy. Commitment can be daunting. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a program that is flexible and fulfilling at the same time.
Our one-to-one mentoring model asks for parents, children and volunteers to give a 12 month commitment to develop a life-changing mentor relationship. Each month we ask that our Bigs and Littles spend a minimum of 4 hours a month together.
So let’s look at the break down: 12 months x 4 hours per month = 48 hours a year
In the span of one full year we are asking for what equates to two days of quality time to change the life of a child for the better, forever.
Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?