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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of ColoradoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. is to provide the service of supervised mentoring by caring and consistent adults to children in need of a positive role model, as well as providing support, education and direction to help en... Read more
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc. is to provide the service of supervised mentoring by caring and consistent adults to children in need of a positive role model, as well as providing support, education and direction to help enrich the lives of all people, including children, volunteers and families.
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister means being a special friend and role model to a child through one-to-one caring and consistent relationships. Programs are flexible to accommodate a variety of schedules. An assortment of activity options and ideas are provided along with training and the support of professional case managers to ensure a positive experience for both the child and volunteer.
My high school was full of young teens without any positive role models in their life. Though many of them would not admit it, they enjoyed having someone they could talk to. My mentor, Lesa, really helped me in realizing that its ok to not be perfect. She helped me to be confident in myself. I would not have had this woman in my life had it not been for the program.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters has been a big part of my life for 10 years. I have been matched with 4 little brothers, and all the matches changed my life in a very postive way. My first match is now a freshmen in college, it was so much fun him grow up. I believe this organization has such a large impact on young peoples lives, and as a mentor it hardly feels like a charity as it is so much fun. I look forward to all my match activities.