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ORGANIZATION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester

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Seeking Volunteers

We're looking for help with event planning and fundraising for our agency events throughout the year. Each year we run four events to support our programs and the youth we serve. We are currently seeking help with the planning and implementation of them.

About Us

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester is a nonprofit organization that serves area youth through a variety of mentoring programs in our local communities, schools, and in the workplace. Our Bigs (adult mentors) develop positive relationships with their Littles (youth mentees), which create lifelong memories and lasting impacts on each of our matches.

Upcoming Events

- Bowling at Radio Social (October 29)
- Cornhole at various colleges (December and beyond)
- Big Night Out Gala (February/March)
- Golf Tournament (August)

The committee will help with:

- developing the framework of each event
- community outreach for promotional purposes and to garner interest in event
- interaction with our matches (Bigs and Littles) to promote & help with event
- soliciting businesses for donation and sponsorships
- collecting raffle prizes
- PR, marketing, advertising and social media efforts
- running the events


Meetings will be held once or twice a month (likely one virtual and one in-person) for one hour. More meetings may be needed as we get closer to each event, but will be determined by the committee. Day-of event help is also needed, based on volunteer availability.

Contact Us

Interested in joining our efforts? Please email our Special Events Coordinator, Emily Forrester, at

For more information on our organization, please visit

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester


37 South Washington Street, Rochester, NY 14608, US

Mission Statement

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Our Programs Start Something

Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:
  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school. 1


Go big.

We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. Big Brothers are in high demand. So, Start Something.

For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

Why do we need Big Brothers?
More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, "I get back so much more than I give."

A call to men of color.
Disproportionately the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are African-American and Hispanic boys. Their parents seek our support, knowing a Big Brother can recognize their son's potential and model positive choices that put him on the path for success in and out of school.

But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles right here. And if you still have questions, head over to our Big Brother FAQs for more answers.

Ready to be a Big Brother? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly.

  • provide references
  • participate in an in-person interview
  • go through a background check

For more information about being a Big, please contact Shahanna King, Office Manager, at or (585) 442-2332 x103.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


37 South Washington StreetRochester, NY 14608



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Two hours per month

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