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.


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

Find Your Local Office


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. Outings can range from going for a walk, working on arts and crafts, taking a bike ride, or watching a movie.

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. (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.

Big 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.  

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.