Be A Big
Bigs are volunteer mentors ages 18+ that are regular people just like you. These volunteers don't need any special skills, just a willingness to work with our littles and have a positive impact on their lives. Our mentors all have different backgrounds, different personalities and different interests that help us match our littles to bigs and determine the right volunteer program for you. High school juniors and seniors are also able to volunteer for our program based on parent permission and a high school endorsement.
Want to know how to become a big? Read on, and if you have any questions you can always call us at 304-522-2191, or email email@example.com!
The Community-Based Program allows mentors the opportunity to pick up their Little Brother or Little Sister at the child's home and spend time in the community. The time involved is 3-4 hours twice a month for a 12 month period. Outings can range from going for a walk, working on arts and crafts, taking a bike ride or watching a sporting event. It's not about the money you spend, rather the time spent doing the activities. Volunteer applicants for this program should be at least 19 years old, have a valid driver's license and a vehicle.
The School-Based Program is mentoring that takes place at your assigned Little Brother or Little Sister's school. The time involved is one hour a week and is during the school day. Your time spent at the school can be assisting with academics, shooting hoops, doing crafts, reading or eating lunch together. To apply for this program, you must be 18 and have access to reliable transportation to get to your Little's school.
The School-Based Plus Program allows matches to meet in schools and out in the community. This enables Bigs to help their Littles in an academic setting but also in a social setting. Matches can work on homework, academic activities or play games when meeting in school, but then can also venture out into the community to do activities such as going to the park, to the movies or attending one of our agency sponsored events.