If you're looking for a fun and exciting way to help a child in Dane County reach their full potential, Big Brothers and Big Sisters may be just what you're looking for. Every child deserves to have someone who will take the time to listen, to help them develop a positive self-image, enhance their sense of self-worth and provide hope and encouragement. The youth in our programs are involved in sports, the arts, and other activities in their communities. Share your time with a child and help them develop their own special talents.
Read on to see three very different examples of relationships in our program.
Big Sister Nicole was matched with Little Sister Amanda when Amanda was just nine years old. Nicole taught Amanda how to play tennis, and five years later, Amanda is the captain of her high school tennis team!
Little Brother Charles (age 13) started asking Big Brother Todd lots of questions about college life. So, Todd took Charles on a tour of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison and is encouraging his little brother to pursue his dreams!
At six years old, Little Brother Ty loves to play outside, so Big Sister Alecia plans activities that allow him to enjoy the great outdoors. They have visited pumpkin patches and apple orchards in the fall. In the winter, they go sledding and ice skating and in summer, they go swimming and play soccer.
RESTRICTIONS: First and foremost, our volunteers must be willing to share time with a child. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and have access to transportation. The time commitment is about 3-5 hours, three to four times each month. Volunteers must also be able to make a minimum 2 year commitment. Volunteers will be supported by their assigned Match Support Specialist.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 3 - 4 times per month, minimum 2 years
- An interview is required prior to orientation