Be A Mentor

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Volunteering is Fun, BIG Time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

What types of things can you do together?

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

The Commitment:

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 minimum 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. 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?

Volunteer Opportunities that Fit Your Schedule.

Community-Based Mentoring: Meet up with your Little 2-4 times per month when you both have the time. Explore your common interests out in the community such as attending a sporting event, going for a hike, or cooking together! It's up to you and your Little. You'll be invited to match activities including sporting events, attractions, and gaming entertainment.

Site-Based Mentoring: Visit one of our partner sites to meet your Little for one hour per week (or at least 2 times per month) during their lunch break or after school. You will meet with the same child each week and can spend time eating lunch, participating in structured activities, playing games, working on homework, or hanging out on the playground.

 

 

Volunteer Eligibility

All Programs:

  • Be able to pass criminal background check. No felonies.
  • Be able to participate in regular phone contact with a BBBS staff person.

Community-based Program, in addition to above requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old and out of high school for Community-based programs.
  • Commit to meet with a Little 2-4 times a month for at least 18 months.
  • Have transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of car insurance.
  • Be able to pass a motor vehicle check (no DUI’s in the last 3 years).
  • Be willing to transport your Little in your vehicle.

Site-based Program, in addition to above requirements:

  • Be at least high school freshmen. Adults also accepted.
  • Commit to meet Little at least 3 times a month for an entire school year.

 

 

Join Us

Your first step in becoming a mentor is to complete our application and submit it to us via:
Email: [email protected]
Mail/In-person: 2424 Heritage Ct. SW, Ste 302, Olympia, WA 98502
Fax: (360)943-0412