Community-Based Mentoring involves Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers providing children - our "Littles" - individualized time and attention on a regular basis, typically 2-4 times per month. During weekly or bi-weekly outings, filled with conversations and shared activities, they develop a relationship that helps children manage the everyday challenges that are part of "growing up." During the time spent with their Big, Littles gain new skills, explore new interests, and test behaviors that expand their experience base beyond their family or neighborhood.
Over the course of time, children gain confidence in themselves, acquire new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others - all tasks that are a part of developing healthy maturity. Volunteers experience a sense of discovery and enjoyment as they see the world of possibility open up through a child's eyes.
Children served in the Community Based Program live in the communities of Abbotsford, Athens, D.C. Everest, Marathon, Merrill, Mosinee, and Wausau.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin
227400 Rib Mountain Dr. Suite G, Wausau, WI 54401, US
To accomplish our vision, Big Brothers Big Sisters will: *Match children from primarily (but not exclusively) single-parent families with safe, responsible volunteer mentors. *Support and follow-up regularly these one-to-one relationships. *Develop personal commitment among board, mentors and staff. *Generate joyful enthusiasm among all concerned. *Create a sense of community within Big Brothers Big Sisters. *Educate the community about the role of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
For children that struggle socially, emotionally educationaly or behavioraly, Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide mentors who will foster positive experiences, build self-esteem and confidence, challenge individual growth and provide a sense of belonging. As a result, children's lives will be enhanced and their families will be strengthened.
227400 Rib Mountain DriveSuite GWausau, WI 54401
September 21, 2021
- Youth Services
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours per week, one-year-long commitment