Big Friends Little Friends Mentoring
130 people are interested
Big Friends Little Friends (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lawrence) matches children aged 6-14 with caring adults to serve as a role model and friend to a child in need of your support. Once a match is made, mentor and mentee meet 2-4 times per month between 2-4 hours each visit. There is a 1-year commitment to ensure success. Matches spend time in the community having fun, exploring interests, and building a relationship.
The program offers a variety of mentorship options:
Traditional 1 on 1 Mentoring: Mentors and mentees get together on their own. They spend time in the community doing activities such as shooting hoops, visiting a museum, or doing a craft. Matches are made with consideration to such things as geographic location, interests and personalities.
Mentor with a partner (spouse, friend, co-worker) - A community-based mentoring match where two mentors spend time with one mentee - either at the same time or alternating schedules.
Family Matches - A community-based mentoring match in which an entire family is involved. Typically one adult takes the lead as the primary mentor, but all of the family members contribute to the mentorship relationship.
Cross-gender Matches - A match in which a female mentor is paired with a boy aged 12 years old or younger. There are many boys waiting for a mentor in the Big Friends Little Friends program.
Our mentors are caring adults 18 and older who are willing to make a minimum one year commitment as a mentor. They are willing to pass a screening process and background check and attend mentor training. They have a sense of humor and use good judgment and discretion, while being a responsible, stable and nurturing role model. Most importantly, our mentors must enjoy having fun!
The Massachusetts towns we serve are: Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
We'll work with your schedule.
430 North Canal StreetLawrence, MA 01840
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One Year