Start Something Today and MAKE A DIFFERNECE in a Child's Future!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pine Belt is continuously in search of qualified male and female volunteers eager to make a positive impact on the life of a child while simultaneously improving the community. All Big Brothers/Big Sisters (mentors) have a Program Specialist to support them throughout the length of their service. Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is designed to build a match based on shared interests, personality and volunteer preferences.
Our missionis to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Making a difference! Many mentors acknowledge that making a positive difference in a child’s future is one of the most rewarding commitments they have ever made. Being a mentor fits your lifestyle. Busy people of all ages can get involved by making a schedule that works best for them. Volunteers have the choice of two essential programs: community-based mentoring or site-based mentoring.
Community-based: For as little time as an hour a week, Bigs and Littles meet in the community to share fun activities, stories and a little bit of themselves.
Site-based Mentoring: Bigs and Littles meet once a week in schools, libraries, community centers, etc. and simply have fun together. It's not about being a tutor, it's about being a friend.
Little Brothers and Little Sisters come from all kinds of backgrounds. A volunteer can decide the age of the child he/she prefers to mentor. Some are really little (as young as five) and some are teenagers. Some may live on your block and some a few miles away. What do they all have in common?
They need the friendship and guidance of someone like YOU.
Our Mentoring Works National research proves that a positive relationship between a child and his Big has a direct and measurable impact on the child’s life. Little Brothers and Sisters are:
- More confident in their schoolwork performance
- Able to get along better with their families
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school.
START SOMETHING TODAY! Become a "Big."
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hr per week or 4-6 hrs per month
- Valid auto insurance