It’s our vision that every child in our community realize their fullest potential. Together we can make that happen. Your investment in our community, especially in ways that give kids a safer place to grow up, makes a BIG difference and that’s a BIG deal!
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things you’ll ever do. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part, it’s actually a lot of fun!
Witness the impact of our mission by hearing Big Sister Emily and Little Sister Tiffany’s story.
Not every child has someone in their life to offer sound guidance.
Volunteer to be a DEFENDER of POTENTIAL today and change
the life of a child right here in our community!
WHERE WE SERVE
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington serves children and families within Thurston, Mason, Pacific, Lewis, and Grays Harbor Counties. We have matches at 22 sites in 12 cities throughout the region.
WHAT WE DO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with kids (Littles) facing adversity to provide professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that have a measurable and transformative impact on the lives of our youth, our mentors and our community.
Hear the testimonial of our mission through Big Brother Mike and Little Brother DD’s story.
There are a lot of youth in our community that
do not have a consistent and positive influence
in their lives. Be a DEFENDER of POTENTIAL
and volunteer to change a child’s life!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A MENTOR?
Anyone can be a mentor. It is about starting a consistent friendship and inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they never dreamed possible. You can simply incorporate your Little into your everyday life: play sports together, picnic in the park, take your dog for a hike or go to the beach. Being a Big will be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do, while also being a force of change in our community.
HOW DO BIGS AND LITTLES GET MATCHED?
Both Bigs and Littles are interviewed by our staff so we can get to know them and match them based on shared interestsand personality to make a good match and lasting friendship.
We do our best to make connecting with your Little as convenient as possible by considering your location and travel preferences.
To make the best possible match, we also take into account things such as preferences, personalities and cultural background. We work hard to make a match that is compatible so your friendship will last a lifetime.