Become a “Big” and Make a Difference in the Life of a Yarmouth Elementary Student!


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

M.E. Small Elementary School440 Higgins Crowell RdWest Yarmouth, MA 02673


About

The role of Big Brother or Big Sister is simply to be an adult friend to a child who could do with another caring adult in their life. This elementary school-based program is offered in conjunction with M.E. Small Elementary School in West. Yarmouth.

Adult volunteers (Big Brothers and Big Sisters) meet with their Littles at the child's school during the lunch break. The "match" - a one-to-one friendship between an adult and a child of the same gender - gets together weekly for the whole school year to talk, play games, shoot hoops or just hang out.

Because positive outcomes result from long-term friendships, we ask that volunteers "Bigs" commit to spending at least the full school year with their Little. There is no set curriculum. The agency provides professional support to the family, the child and the volunteer to make sure the friendship grows and deepens and that any bumps in the road are overcome.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 45-60 minutes a week during the school year
  • Must commit to match for one full year from date of match.

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