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 mentoring program that is flexible and fulfilling at the same time. Bigs are asked to commit to volunteering for one year from the date that their match opens. As a Big, you will talk to your Little weekly, and see each other two or more times per month.


Pen Air 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 with a weekly touch point via text, call, Facetime, etc.

Site 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. 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.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Supported by Gulf Winds Credit Union.

To help ease the burden of care giving, this option offers our one-to-one mentoring support to the many grandparents raising their grandchildren. 

School to Work

Partnered with Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, and Navy Federal.

Bigs with Badges

Supported by Wind Creek Hospitality.

This option is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth and those with badges in communities throughout Northwest Florida, building strong, trusting, lasting relationships.

Big Futures

This program will provide additional services for matches helping Alumni Littles set and stay on an empowering path for life after high school, including career planning, enrolling in post-secondary education, assistance with financial aid, developing workplace skills, applying for scholarships, writing resumes, and applying for and interviewing for jobs.


Pen Air Community Based Mentoring

Site Based Mentoring

Big Duo

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren supported by Gulf Winds Credit Union

School To Work

Bigs with Badges supported by Wind Creek Hospitality 

Big Futures

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, completing form that comes up, and a Match Specialist will get in touch with you. You may always call our offices at:

Escambia / Santa Rosa Counties – 850-433-5437

Okaloosa / Walton Counties – 850-664-5437

Bay County – 850-763-5437