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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

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Help a youth become happier, more fulfilled, and better able to face the challenges of childhood or adolescence. BBBS (Big Brother Big Sister) matches caring adults with youth ages 10-16 who could use an additional positive role model in their lives.

See our program in action here:

Enjoy the City with your new friend!
Volunteer Bigs and their youth Littles typically take walks, play ball in the park, grab a bite to eat, watch a movie, go to a museum, or catch a live outdoor event together. Both Littles and the volunteers themselves-feel more content and connected. Think of all of the fun you'll have together!

Volunteers must be 21 years or older, available to spend two (2) afternoons per month with their Little, and make a minimum of a year commitment. Our professional staff carefully screens Bigs and Littles to make the best match possible based on common interests, personalities and location. We create and support matches that are positive, safe, and well suited to your and the child’s needs. Bigs receive comprehensive training prior to meeting their Littles, as well as unparalleled ongoing support throughout the match.

Reach out via Volunteer Match, then apply to join the program here:{EB5236C0-28B3-4245-B977-904314B81620}

*BBBS is actively seeking more BIPOC volunteers. Persons of color, persons of all genders, and individuals of various faiths are encouraged to apply. Our Bigs come from all different backgrounds, and so do our Littles.

Volunteers must provide proof of vaccination and adhere to Covid-safe guidelines including masking and social-distancing. All outings take place in the community.

Be a Friend. Inspire a Dream. Become a BIG.

"Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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About Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services


135 West 50th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10020, US

Mission Statement

JBFCS serves over 55,000 New Yorkers annually from all religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds through a comprehensive range of 175 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers. Our work is built upon the professionalism and compassion of 2,200 employees, including professional social workers, licensed psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as a cadre of clinical support personnel in continuing day treatment and residential treatment centers. A corps of 800 dedicated volunteers work with our staff to help ease the burdens that strain and disrupt the lives of our clients.


What began over a century ago as a network of volunteers bringing food and clothing to poor Jewish families is now one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive mental health and social service agencies. Leaders in the field of human services, we proudly serve people of all faiths, races and cultures promoting well-being, resilience and self-sufficiency for individuals and families at every stage of life. Service defines us best. Every night of the year, more than 1,000 men, women and children sleep in residences under our care. Every week of the year, more than 2,500 people receive counseling from professionals on our staff . JBFCS, a beneficiary of the UJA-Federation of New York, is a place of clinical excellence and compassionate care: For the mother and her children seeking refuge from domestic violence. For the family coping with caring for a developmentally disabled child. For the parent facing depression and despair following job loss. For the couple struggling to maintain a loving relationship. For the toddler showing early signs of developmental delays. For the child bearing the trauma of abuse and neglect. For the teen grappling with the challenges of mental illness and becoming a productive young adult. For the older adult fighting depression and anxiety related to age and loss. Whatever the stage of life, whatever the overwhelming stress may be, JBFCS represents this city's most experienced first line of response.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


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The Jewish Board463 7th AveNew York, NY 10018



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building
  • Child Advocacy
  • General Education
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • REQUIREMENTS - Background check - Must be 21 years or older & vaccinated - Training - Willingness, comfort and ability to travel to and from monthly outings with Little on public transportation. - 2 afternoons per month for a minimum of 1 year
  • - Proof of vaccination; must follow Covid-safety guidelines

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