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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine

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We invite caring adults in Cumberland and York Counties to be friends, positive role models and mentors to children facing adversity, ages 7-17.

We have opportunities for both school-based (SB) and community-based (CB) 'Bigs'. The SB time commitment is 1 hour a week while school is in session. Community-based matches typically meet weekly or every other week engaged in activities you both enjoy.

In both cases, we ask volunteers to commit to visit with their Little for one year. Commitments are renewable.

Any child who lacks sufficient adult support is eligible. Most commonly, "Little's" are raised in economically disadvantaged homes or single parent homes. We are a prevention, not a treatment, program.

All volunteers provide references, pass a background check, and go through an interview and training process. Every match has the support of a BBBS professional staff.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine


P.O. Box 8402, Portland, ME 04104, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people, focusing on prevention, primarily through professionally supported one to one relationships with volunteers, enriching their lives and our community.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine matches adult and high school aged mentors with young people age 7 to 14, and supports their matches for as long as they are together, unitl the younger person turns 18. We serve children in Cumberland and York counties.


We'll work with your schedule.


625 Main StreetWestbrook, ME 04092



  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hr/wk Site-based; 7-10 hrs/month Community-based

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