Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSAZ) provides Arizona youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. We currently have over 300 children on a wait list, who want a mentor and are waiting upwards of two years to be matched with a Big. You can help change that by getting involved and positively impacting a kid's life in your own local community, as Big Brothers and Big Sisters are needed across the Valley!
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, which are listed below:
Community-Based Mentoring Program: Volunteers meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister 2-4 times per month for a period of at least six months. You can get together to play games, create arts and crafts, play sports, ride bikes, or just hang out and talk -- whatever is fun to you! You choose the activities, as well as the days and times that you get together.
Site-Based Mentoring Program: Volunteers meet with a child at one of our partner schools for about 45 minutes per week (or at least twice a month) over the kid's lunchtime. (We have partner sites across the Valley, and it is a super convenient way to volunteer during your lunch break from work!)
Family/Couple Match Program: These options allow families with their own children and couples to include a Little Brother or Little Sister on their normal outings and activities, at least twice a month. It is really fun and makes a huge impact!
STARS Program: Volunteers are matched to a child who has one or both parents in prison, in order to show that there are other paths in life. Additional training is provided for this program.
This volunteer opportunity is fun and flexible. Mentors ("Bigs") get matched to mentees ("Littles") who have similar interests and live in their area. Bigs choose when, where, and what activities they do, which makes it really convenient for even the busiest of schedules.
If you would like more information regarding volunteering with BBBSAZ, please contact Andrea Sanchez, Community Relations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.BBBSAZ.org/volunteer.
- Youth Services
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Meet for 4+ hrs/month, where and when you want!
- At least a 1 year commitment; 18+; background check; volunteers provide transport.