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.
The Big Brothers Mentoring program provides boys and young men with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, that is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
The Big Brothers Mentoring program usually requires weekly scheduled outings of 2 to 4 hours each, and a minimum of 1 year commitment.
The program strives to do the following:
Provide a role model and a friend for boys and young men
Promote the importance of staying in school and healthy relationships with family and peers
Instill trust and self-confidence in order to make healthy decisions
Encourage leadership skills and independent thinking