The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct 1:1 mentoring programs.You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Play sports. Go on a hike. Read books. Or just give some encouragement and inspiration.
All programs are 1:1 (1 Big matched with 1 Little) and 1 full year.
Site-Based mentoring: Bigs spend 1 hour each week with their Little at a designated site. All sessions are supervised and activities are provided. This is a 1 year program/ commitment, meeting at the same time & day each week.
Community-based mentoring: Bigs and Littles get together 2-4 times a month for 2-5 hours. Outings take place in the neighborhoods and communities that the volunteer and child live in. This is a 1 year program/commitment.
As your first step in becoming a Big, all potential volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Info Session.
Once you submit your information- name, phone & email contact info and residential zip code- we will call & email you all the details on how to take the first step!