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Change a Life. Change Your Life. Mentors Needed in Brooklyn!

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Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

COVID -19 UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING AND PROCESSING VOLUNTEERS. WE ARE CONDUCTING PHONE SCREENINGS AND WILL HOLD VIRTUAL INTERVIWS AS WE'VE SUSPENDED ANY IN PERSON MEETINGS TILL FURTHER NOTICE. THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS AND FAMILIES IS OUR MAIN PRIORITY*

Hundreds of families seek mentoring services through Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring each year - we can’t serve them without volunteers like you!

While we are need of volunteers across New York City, we have a pressing need for volunteer mentors in Brooklyn.

Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring is...

Founded in 1902, Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring strives to transform the lives of children through one-to-one mentoring, while strengthening entire families in hardship.

In Bigs & Littles NYC’s keystone mentoring program, youth ages 7-19, are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an adviser, role model, and adult friend. Mentoring matches meet twice monthly for activities such as enjoying a show or ballgame, working together on a service project, or spending time talking and exploring NYC. Matches are supported by life skills programming, crisis intervention, family support, and referral assistance as well as a dedicated Professional Program Manager to oversee and guide the match relationship. This mentoring model has been the core of Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring mission for over a century. Our goal is for all young people to be empowered to recognize, reach for and achieve their full potential. We know the program works: 100% of our kids avoid pregnancy, 100% avoid arrest, 93% are promoted to the next grade, 100% graduate High School and 100% matriculate into college or a training program

A Match is...

  • The relationship between a Big (volunteer mentor) and a Little (mentee)
  • Bigs serve as positive role models and friends who help Littles set and accomplish goals
  • Bigs and Littles plan and participate in fun activities together which form a lasting impact for both individuals
  • Supported by a Match Coordinator (Masters level social worker or equivalent) at the agency

Bigs are ...

  • 21 years old or older
  • Interested in mentoring a Little of the same gender, age 7-17, who lives in the five boroughs
  • Willing and able to finance match outings (low or no-cost outings are highly encouraged)
  • Willing to pick up / drop off Little for outings if the Little doesn’t travel independently
  • From all walks of life! Men, people of color, volunteers ages 50+, individuals of all faith backgrounds, and Spanish speakers highly encouraged to apply

Big and Little matches connect...

  • Over time: Bigs and Littles each commit to the match relationship for at least one year
  • Face-to-face: twice per month for about eight total hours (usually on the weekends)
  • Over the phone: once weekly to catch up
  • To learn skills: workshops are offered throughout the year at the Bigs & Littles NYC office for hands-on match support and skill-building

Interested? Contact us...

  • On the internet: BigsLittlesNYC/volunteers
  • On the phone: 212-475-3291 x211
  • On social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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About Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

Location:

137 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1902, Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring strives to transform the lives of children through one-to-one mentoring, while strengthening entire families in hardship.

Description

In Bigs & Littles NYC’s keystone mentoring program, youth ages 7-19, are carefully matched with a Big Sister or Big Brother who serves as an adviser, role model, and adult friend. Mentoring matches meet twice monthly for activities such as enjoying a show or ballgame, working together on a service project, or spending time talking and exploring NYC. Matches are supported by life skills programming, crisis intervention, family support, and referral assistance as well as a dedicated Professional Program Manager to oversee and guide the match relationship. This mentoring model has been the core of Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring mission for over a century. Our goal is for all young people to be empowered to recognize, reach for and achieve their full potential. We know the program works: 100% of our kids avoid pregnancy, 100% avoid arrest, 93% are promoted to the next grade, 100% graduate High School and 100% matriculate into college or a training program.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

137 East 2nd Street2nd FloorNew York, NY 10009

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spanish
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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