Big Brothers

Big Brothers


2021 Update:

We want to extend our appreciation for your interest in volunteering in our programs.

At this time applications submitted to the Community Program (or Big Brother program) from those in the city of Vancouver specifically will be placed on hold. However we still have a massive need for Big Brother volunteers in all other cities, see below for more information.

Community Program (or Big Brother program) applicants based in Vancouver are encouraged to consider their ability to travel to one of the following areas for the full term of a match (minimum 1 year) to support a child or youth in need of mentorship: Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, or West Vancouver. Many children are waiting upwards of 2-3 years for a mentor in some of those locations.

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.
Scott Pearson_2

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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