BE A BIG
Being a Big Brother, Big Sister, or volunteering together with a spouse as a Big Couple may be one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your assigned Little Brother or Sister can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
Play sports together. Enjoy a quiet walk or go hiking at Brush Creek Park. Maybe go boating or fishing at Raccoon State Park. Set out on a quest to discover who makes the best steak salad or ice cream sundae in the county! Attend agency-sponsored activities offered at no cost such as the Christmas party, the Summer Bash or STEAM events. Whatever the activity, your friendship and time with your Little will have a life-changing impact.
Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today? There are kids out there ready to get started.
Matches between Bigs and Littles are made based on compatibility, shared interests, geographic convenience and are supported by staff.
Volunteers in our community mentoring program must meet the following requirements:
18 years old and older
Have a valid driver’s license & access to insured, reliable transportation
Reside in Beaver County or nearby
Complete an application which includes references, police check, clearances, orientation, and interview.
Agree to see the assigned child on a weekly or semi-weekly basis for at least 18 months.
Children can be matched with a Big in the program who are aged 6 through 12 and live in a home that lacks the involved and supportive participation of one or both parents. Littles can remain in our program until they graduate High School or turn 18 years old, whichever comes first. Referrals are accepted from parents, educators or social service agencies.
There are children waiting to be matched right now! And, they are waiting for YOU!