We create life-changing friendships.
Matching a child facing adversity with a caring and consistent adult volunteer can change both their lives forever.
Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs.
Our standards require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:
- Written application
- Background and reference checks
- In-person interview
- Orientation and training process
Big Brothers Big Sisters also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child's Big.
After we accept Bigs, we find the Littles that would benefit the most from being matched with them (based on location, need, time spent on the waiting list, personality, scheduling, preferences, etc).
Professionally Supported Mentoring Programs
Our award-winning staff works directly with each and every match we make to ensure better-forever results.