Bigs with Badges

Bigs with Badges connects youth with mentors who work in law enforcement.

Bigs with Badges connects youth with mentors who work in law enforcement. These police officers and firefighters work to build strong, trusting relationships with their youth. The officer meets the youth at their school during their lunch hour or in out in the community and the pair spends time doing activities that interest both such as board games, sports, playing games, or going for a walk.

Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in need. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they “get back more than they give,” and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever!

Basic Requirements

Community-based Bigs with Badges:

  • 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 willing to transport your Little in your vehicle. 
  • Be able to pass criminal background check. No felonies.
  • Be able to pass a motor vehicle check (no DUI’s in the last 5 years). 
  • Be able to participate in regular phone contact with a BBBS staff person.

Site-Based Bigs with Badges:

  • Adult mentors.
  • Commit to meet Little at least 3 times a month for an entire school year. 
  • Be able to pass criminal background check. No felonies.
  • Have valid picture ID.
  • Have reliable mode of transportation.
  • Be able to participate in regular phone contact with a BBBS staff person.

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

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.