Volunteering is Fun, Big Time

You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

The Commitment

Life is busy. Commitment can be daunting. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a program that is flexible and fulfilling at the same time.
Our one-to-one mentoring model asks for parents, children and volunteers to give a 12 month commitment to develop a life-changing mentor relationship. Each month we ask that our Bigs and Littles spend a minimum of 4 hours a month together.

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. Are you?

So many ways to get involved. Whether you're interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, a workplace partner, or offering your time and talent where you want, there's a place for you.

 

What Types of Things Can You Do Together?

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

 

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you'll ever do.

If you would like to register to become a volunteer, you can do so by providing your zip code below, complete the simple form that comes up, and a Match Specialist will get in touch with you our call our offices at:

Escambia / Santa Rosa Counties – 850-433-5437

Okaloosa / Walton Counties – 850-664-5437

Bay County – 850-763-5437

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Community Based Mentoring

This one-to-one mentoring option allows you the opportunity to pick up your Little Brother or Little Sister at his or her home and spend time together in the community 2-4 times a month. Outings can range from going for a walk, working on arts and crafts, taking a bike ride, or watching a movie.

School Based Mentoring

In this option, volunteers meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister one hour a week at a nearby school. Many volunteers visit on their way into work, during their lunch hour, or perhaps during a long break during the day. (Check with your employer; some businesses allow their staff time off to mentor.)

Big Duo

This option is the same as community based mentoring, except the pair shares the responsibility of mentoring.

Friends

As a Friend, you may offer your time and talent where you want for as long as you want. Volunteer options include helping with mentoring programs, fundraising events and marketing department tasks.  Where ever you want to help for as long as you wan

School to Work

Become a workplace partner and help students improve their chances of graduating and transitioning to post-secondary education or a career. This opportunity allows the student to shadow the volunteer once a month for four hours.

Bigs with Badges

Do you wear a badge? This initiative matches children with those with badges in our community including police departments, sheriff departments, fire & EMS departments, corrections, state and federal departments.