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 OklahomaBig Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Read more
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our Programs Start Something. As the premier one-to-one youth mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma provides mentors to almost two-thousand children across the state. Unlike many other mentoring organizations, BBBSOK provides a trained, full-time staff that works to ensure matches are perfect both for the mentor and the mentee by initiating a thorough interview process and providing support throughout the life of the match. With BBBSOK's research-proven model and four hours of volunteer mentoring a month, children’s lives are changed.
Big Impact, Proven Results: Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for proven, measurable outcomes and routinely makes the grade. Independent research shows Littles who remain matched for a year are more confident in their academic and social lives and are significantly less likely to use illegal drugs.
Two Ways to Get Involved! At BBBSOK, we offer two core programs: school-based mentoring and community-based. With school-based mentoring, a volunteer Big meets once a week with his or her Little, usually during lunch. In this time, the Big and Little develop strong relationships by working on homework, eating together, or just hanging out. In the traditional community-based program, a volunteer Big and Little get together on their own time to share fun activities they both enjoy. Community-based mentoring is a few fun hours a month doing low-cost activities you'd likely already be doing!