START SOMETHING! Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1102 Carlton AveCharlottesville, VA 22902
We host a number of different events that our Bigs & Littles are invited to throughout the year!


BBBS has a waiting list of approx. 100 children who are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Want to find out what being a Big is all about?

Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Here are the two program options for our Bigs:

Community- Based Mentoring: Many relationships between Bigs and Littles fall under our Community- Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together, like:

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Going to a museum
  • Listening to music
  • Hanging out and talking

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends and others get together with their Littles in the evenings during the week. All matches meet 2-4 times per month for a couple hours each time. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

As an agency, we recommend free and low-cost outings. In addition, BBBS provides plenty of activity ideas, organizes group match activities, and directs you to local community events and local happenings to make it easy to find things to do with your Little.

Site- Based Mentoring: These mentoring relationships take place regularly for 1 hour per week on the child’s lunch, recess, or after school break at their Elementary school or after school program. The Big can spend time with the Little on the playground, in the library, or in the classroom working on assignments or playing games.

Both programs are accepting volunteers and the choice is yours! Contact us today to get started. Our application process is as follows:

1. Submit Application

2. Attend a Volunteer Training

3. Come into our office for an in-person interview with one of our staff

4. Have paperwork for background check/screening returned & approved

5. You're ready to be matched!

We'll be with you every step of the way to help you through this process and answer any questions you have!


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment


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