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Big Brothers Big Sisters Community-Based Mentoring

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If you enjoy catching a movie, playing video games, helping with homework, or shooting hoops, then Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA is a perfect fit for you.

There are plenty of kids waiting to be matched with a big brother or big sister. Matches are made based on common interests, so all you have to do is be yourself to impact a child.

It only takes a few hours a week to make a difference in the life of a child.

Community-Based Mentoring Requirements:

  • Volunteer must be at least 18 years old
  • Commit to at least one year as a volunteer
  • Mentor a child between the ages of 6 and 14
There are currently more than 85 boys and girls waiting to be matched with a big brother or big sister in Erie County.

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5100 PEACH ST, ERIE, PA 16509, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Family Services of NW PA is to strengthen families and transform lives.


One of the longest standing programs offered by Family Services of NW PA is the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA:
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The vision is that all children achieve success in life.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program ensures that each child in our program achieves:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


5100 Peach StreetErie, PA 16509






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours per month
  • Adequate auto insurance required to transport a child

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