Make a Difference as a Big Brother or Big Sister!
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Wherethroughout Cumberland and York County2 Main St., Suite 17-301B, Biddeford195 Lancaster StreetPortland, ME 04101
We are seeking 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 time commitment SB is 1 hour a week while school is in session. Community-based matches typically meet weekly or every other week engaged in actiovities in the community 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 being 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.
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
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Requirements & Commitment
- 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