The Big Brothers mentoring program provides supportive one-to-one mentoring relationships to children and youth in our local communities. This program pairs volunteers with a Little Brother in their community based on personality and personal interests. A Big Brother is a role model that a Mentee can talk to, learn from, and share experiences with. Through regular weekly outings, a relationship builds on trust, common interests, and fun!
The relationship is monitored and supported by our experienced Mentoring Coordinator staff as well as the Parent or Guardian. Together we ensure the development of a positive and meaningful relationship. The result is an impactful experience for both the Mentor and the Mentee.
Who can be a Big Brothers Mentor?
- Male, trans, and gender diverse individuals who are 18+.
- Inclusive and welcoming of Mentors of all sexual orientations.
- Reliability, consistency, dedication, and respectfulness of others.
What are the requirements?
- A one-year commitment to one-to-one mentoring.
- Able to meet weekly for 2-4 hours with a Mentee.
- Able to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, affirm identity, and expand possibilities with a child or youth.
Who are the Little Brother Mentees?
- Boys, trans, and gender diverse children and youth between the ages of 7 and 17 years old.
- Will benefit from having an additional caring adult role model in their lives.
Want to hear a volunteer's perspective?
We sat down with Big Brother Volunteer, Scott and learned about why he loves to spend his time volunteering with Big Brothers.