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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah-Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah Counties

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ORGANIZATION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

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We know mentorship sounds HUGE, but the truth is... It Takes Little to be Big.

1-in-3 kids in the US are growing up without a mentor. Mentorship is one of the most powerful tools to bridge the gap between people and possibility. When you give a little time, a listening ear, a word of advice, you help ensure that every child receives the support and resources they need to thrive.

Become a BIG (Mentor)

You don’t need to have a specific title, degree or special qualifications. You don’t have to be perfect, only present for a minimum commitment of one year.

Choose a Mentoring Program

For as little as four hours a month you could make a BIG difference.

Choose one of our three mentoring programs:

  • Community-Based
    • We match volunteers (adults at least 18+) with kids in the community who may be facing challenging circumstances. These kids can greatly benefit from a positive and supportive mentor in their life. Once "Matched," we ask that you meet 2-4 times a month. Activities can be a wide variety of things, but we encourage low-or-no cost, one-to-one activities that support positive outcomes for your Little (mentee). The minimum volunteer commitment is one year. As with all programs Bigs, Littles and parents/guardians receive on-going support from our staff to help along the way.
  • Mentor 2.0 High School-Based - Technology Assisted Mentoring
    • We match students in our partner high schools with a mentor - a personal champion to help them on their journey into adulthood. Help a student create a path to their future college and/or career. Mentors must have a college degree, or equivalent professional or military experience (Mentor2.0 opportunities available in Salt Lake & Weber County).
  • Elementary School- Based
    • In our site-based mentoring program, we match elementary school students in our partner schools with mentors (aged 14+) mentoring matches meet weekly for 60 to 90 minutes at our partner elementary schools in the afternoon (typically 3:30-4:30 PM) on a designated weekday. BBBSU staff are present to facilitate the programming and support the matches. Although the mentoring matches meet only during the academic year, we ask for a minimum 12-month program commitment from the Big (mentor) and the Little (mentee). As in all programs, mentoring is focused on youth development goals for the Little to optimize positive outcomes from the program. (Site-Based Mentoring opportunities available in Salt Lake, Davis (Centerville only), Summit and Washington County).

Become a BIG - 6 Steps

  • Step 1 - Online Orientation
  • Step 2 - Application
  • Step 3 - Fingerprinting & Interview
  • Step 4 - Online Training
  • Step 5 - Application Review
  • Step 6 - Meet your Little (Mentee)

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Location:

2121 South State Street #201, Salt Lake City, UT 84115, US

Mission Statement

We provide Utah Children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Description

For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2121 S. State StreetSalt Lake CitySalt Lake City, UT 84115

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Coaching
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 times per month for one year

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