Bigs and Littles meet 2 to 4 times a month at times that fit the schedules of the Big, Little, and guardian. Time is one-on-one, meaning that Bigs and Littles are in public, but focus their time on getting to know one another. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and guardians provide safety supports for the match. Click here to see how we work to keep children safe in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Matches hang out in the community and do activities they both enjoy: go to museums or sports events, make crafts, go on a hike, explore the community, and more. It’s up to the Big and the Little! Plan your outings whenever it’s convenient.
Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child in the community. 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!
- Be at least 18 years old and out of high school.
- 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 the 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 3 years).
- Be able to participate in regular phone contact with a BBBS staff person.
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.