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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (BBBS) is seeking adult volunteers who are interested in making positive change in their community through one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships. In our Community-based Mentoring Program, volunteers mentor children in the community and spend time together around town.
Our volunteers (Bigs) meet with a child (Little) an average of three to four times a month. Activities vary and can include things like shooting hoops, helping with homework or visiting a local museum together. We also have at least 80 planned and staffed events for "Bigs" and "Littles" to participate in throughout the year.
Many matches are same gendered, and we've also created additional options to allow us to serve more boys and reduce the number of children waiting to be matched. These opportunities include matching for boys under the age of 12 with an adult female volunteer, and couple's matches, where a couple may mentor a boy together.
College students, young professionals, retirees, couples and many other adults make great mentors!
Contact us today to learn more on how you can make a difference.