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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago


PLEASE NOTE: We are offering Virtual Orientation/Information Sessions online Weekly. Please contact me to learn more and register for a session - Casey Nunes at nunes@bbbschgo.org or 779-800-9136.

Become a Big! Big Brothers Big Sisters is a one-to-one mentoring program for children 7-14. Each volunteer, or 'Big', is matched with a child, or 'Little' based on gender identity, interest and location.

Community Based Mentoring:

Bigs and Littles spend quality time on fun, appropriate and parent approved outings like sharing local culture, exploring new educational opportunities, or developing new skills and hobbies. Outings are on your schedule, 2-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers full support of this match through the training and an assigned Match Support Specialist who will check in with you on a monthly basis.

Site Based Mentoring:

Facilitated programs occur in a group setting on a specific day and time. Each program includes time for relationship building, a structured activity and free time. Mentors and mentees do not have in-person contact outside of the program. Every program is unique and hosted at a site near you.

We are looking for men and women in any of these counties: Cook (IL), Lake (IL), DuPage (IL), and Lake (IN)

Volunteers must be willing to commit to being matched with a Little at least one year and meet with their Little two to four times per month.

Become a Big and change TWO lives!

Contact Casey Nunes, Recruitment Specialist with Questions:
nunes@bbbschgo.org or 779-800-9136.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago


560 W. Lake Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago's mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 7 through 14, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Development
  • Cross-cultural Communication


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 times per month, for at least 12 months

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