Community-based Mentoring

When people think of Big Brothers Big Sisters, they often think of our Community-Based program. Community-Based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities. The Big and Little do things together that they enjoy, like:

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Visiting a museum
  • Going to a free BBBS activity—check out our Match Activity Calendar to see what's been planned
  • Attending a free Sports Buddies activity
  • Going grocery shopping (seriously, this is often a Little's favorite!)
  • Just hanging out and talking
  • Anything else you & your Little might like

Community-based Bigs are over the age of 18 and can volunteer as a Big Sister, Big Brother, Big Couple, or a Big Family. We ask for a minimum one-year commitment.

Bigs and Littles in our Community-Based program usually meet a couple times a month. Some meet on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.


Role models make an impact

Studies show that children who have role models, like having a Big, are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family & friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs, or commit crimes. 

In addition to our Community-Based Mentoring program, we also have our School-Site Mentoring program.

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