Who are our Bigs?
The Bigs in our program are men and women who work and live in our community. Many times our volunteers are local high school and college students, retirees, military men and women, members of congregations or civic organizations, and some are just ordinary people that are extraordinary. What they all have in common is a sincere interest in being a friend and mentor to a child. They are not paid – all of their time is volunteered.
How do we select Volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters?
Each volunteer must complete a screening process that includes:
- A written application
- A criminal & DMV history record
- At least three references
- An in-person interview
- Visual scan of home environment
- Staff decision as to whether they should volunteer with a child
- An orientation and training process that will help to encourage your child’s healthy development
Big Brothers Big Sisters also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback.
Safety from the start.
Once matched, every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match support specialist. Child safety and healthy mentoring relationships are our number one priority!
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