124 people are interested
Youth Mentor: Become a Big Brother or Big Sister!
ORGANIZATION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (Austin)
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124 people are interested
Our program matches children between the ages of 6-16 with caring adult role-models. Bigs and Littles meet in the community to do things they enjoy, 3-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we always have a special need for Bigs who are male, bilingual and/or of color.
As a Big Brother or Sister, you’ll not only make a positive impact on the life of a child, you’ll enrich your own life and have fun as well. When you spend time with your Little, you share your own interests and discover new ones. You see life through the eyes of a child again. You laugh and play with a new friend, all while children grow and thrive in ways that change their lives. Children in our program often show improvement in academic performance, engage less in risky behaviors and avoid early parenting.
As a Big, you'll also help children combat the isolation and loneliness that can result from social distancing during the COVID pandemic. By visiting with your Little Brother or Sister online, you can provide a critical sense of support and connection.
To be a Big, you must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, access to reliable transportation and be willing to commit to a minimum one year volunteer experience.
- Complete forms and surveys needed by program staff, including a background check.
- Interview with an Enrollment Specialist.
- Attend pre-match training.
- Work with a Case Manager to find a Little Brother or Little Sister.
- Initiate contact with your Little on a consistent basis to schedule activities.
- Meet with your Little 3-4 times a month for at least one year.
- Maintain ongoing communication with the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (Austin)
4800 Manor Road, Building K, Austin, TX 78723, US
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas exists to help children succeed in life. We do this by matching children ages 6 to 16 with caring adults who serve as mentors, advocates, resources, and guides. Volunteers commit to meeting with their Littles 3 to 4 times per month for a minimum of one year. Our professional staff are there every step of the way to solve problems and support each match’s success.
BBBS serves approximately 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties each year. Our proven model of one-to-one mentoring helps kids build the skills and capacities that lead to lifelong success.
BBBS has served children in Central Texas for more than 46 years. Many have the odds stacked against them, but with the help of their mentor, they are taking steps to a brighter future.
Children thrive with a mentor in their life. Research shows that youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program have more confidence, earn better grades and demonstrate better social skills than their peers. They are also less likely to use drugs or alcohol, skip school, become parents at an early age or exhibit violent behavior.
4800 Manor Rd.Bldg. KAustin, TX 78723
July 12, 2022
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Bigs and Littles meet in the community to do things they enjoy, 3-4 times a month for a minimum of one year.
- To be a Big, you must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, access to reliable transportation and be willing to commit to a minimum one year volunteer experience.