The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has been providing one-to-one mentoring in the Omaha metro area for 50 years. In 2008, we provided nearly 1,200 children with a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple. Our community-based mentoring initiatives provide mentors to 588 children in the Omaha metro area. Our school-based programs are located in more than 30 elementary and middle schools and reach more than 570 children annually.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands provides two mentoring programs to the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. Community-Based Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to provide one-to-one friendships to children ages 7-15. School-Based Mentoring Program seeks high school students to mentor an elementary school child one hour, once a week.
I have been a Big Sister to my Little Sister for about a year and a half now! I enjoy the time that we spend together whether it be throwing the Frisbee, getting ice cream, making cookies, or playing Mario Cart! We have bonded and look forward to our time together. We recently got free tickets from the agency to attend The Christmas Carol at the Omaha Community Playhouse and we will be getting tickets to a UNL Hockey game as well.