Big Brothers

Big Brothers


Fall 2021 Program Update

Thank you for your interest in mentoring a child or youth in your community!

We are currently accepting volunteer applications in Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, and the Tri-Cities.

Due to program capacity, we are placing applications on hold in the cities and programs listed below. Your application is important to us. You will be contacted as soon as our program capacity increases. We look forward to starting the application process with you!

Big Brothers Community Program Applications on hold:
Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver

Please email volunteer@bbgvf.com with any questions. Thank you for your support and patience!


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.
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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.

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