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Adult Male Mentors of Color needed for Bay Area Children

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

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In the nine-county Bay Area, we have an urgent need for male volunteers ("Bigs") to serve as mentors to children ("Littles"). Male children are waiting for someone like you to make the difference in how they live in their present and envision their future. In addition, we have a critical need for men of color to serve as mentors to boys of color.

Through our system of ongoing evaluation and support, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that Littles will perform better in school and avoid violence & illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

BIGS MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be in a stable living situation.
  • Commit to being matched in the program for at least one year (understanding the enrollment/matching process could take several months).
  • Must be able to meet your Little 2-4 times per month, every month.
  • Have a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID card.
  • Have never been convicted of (or charged with) child abuse or molestation; convicted of using weapons or violence against others, and/or a crime of moral turpitude.
  • Have not been convicted of a DUI and/or have experienced alcohol or substance abuse within the last three years.
  • Applicants with a felony on their record (other than for the crimes just listed) must wait seven years from the date of conviction to enroll in the application process.

Sign up at https://www.bbbsba.org/volunteer/

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Location:

65 Battery, 2nd Floort, San Francisco, CA 94111, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Providing a child with a Big Brother or Big Sister - someone they can look up to, explore the world with, put their trust in - can be life-changing. Just by spending one-on-one time with a special friend who offers new experiences and new choices, a child learns more about the world and their own place in it. From the moment they are matched with a mentor a door is opened, and the future is full of possibilities. With your help, we can open that door for hundreds more kids in the Bay Area.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is an mentoring organization that matches adult and high school volunteers with children from age six to sixteen.. Volunteers (called Big Brothers and Big Sisters) serve as positive role models and friends to the children with whom they are matched (called Little Brothers and Little Sisters). As a result of having a caring adult Big in their lives, our Littles are better equipped to communicate with adults and peers, make healthy choices, and achieve academically. Bigs find that spending time with their Littles is a fun way to make a big difference.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area Program Descriptions

The Community-based Mentoring Program is the cornerstone program of Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been refined over a hundred year history. In this program, we match one youth, or "Little", with one carefully screened adult mentor, or "Big". The Big, the Little, and the child's parent/guardian make a minimum one year commitment to the relationship. The matches meet at least twice a month; there are no mandated activities, as it is the level of connection formed between youth and mentor - rather than what they do together - that is the most significant factor in cultivating positive outcomes. We provide ongoing training and professional support to all volunteers, contributing to healthy, lasting relationships.

Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Francisco, CA 94111

(37.79594,-122.400)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 2-4 times per month, every month
  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be in a stable living situation. Commit to being matched in the program for at least one year (understanding the enrollment/matching process could take several months)

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