Community Based Mentoring is the original program that Big Brothers Big Sisters started with and is the most flexible. Our volunteers work with children in their local community by spending time together one to one. Volunteers are called "Bigs" and our children enrolled are called "Littles" and they hang out in their community 2-4 times a month to share fun activities and learn about each other. Being a Big is simple, if you know how to be a friend, you know how to be a Big. Bigs pick up their Littles from their homes for these outings and set aside time based on each individual's schedule. There is no set time or day for each outing which works out great for our Bigs who are in the work force.
Getting together with your Little should be fun as all outings are based on things you and your Little enjoy doing. Since Bigs and Littles are matched for compatibility, they usually have things in common from the beginning. It doesn’t require expensive activities or special occasions. Share the simple things you already like to do with your Little can create that friendship.
Mentors listen, guide, care, and have fun. We find that the impact of mentoring positively affects matches that have been together for at least a year. This is why we ask volunteers to make a minimum one year community to the program. But trust us that when you’re having fun, time flies by.
All it takes is a caring heart and a little bit of time!
Want to be a Community Based Big? Fill out the application on the "Be a Big" tab or call our office at 559-268-2447.
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