You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF.
HELP KIDS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL, ONE RELATIONSHIP AT A TIME.
We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Big Brothers especially are in high demand. For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their life. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential.
What is most important is not what you do, but the stability and confidence consistent mentorship brings a child. But don’t just take it from us. Read our Big Impacts match stories of Bigs & Littles for some amazing stories of what it means to be a role model. And if you still have questions, head over to our FAQs for more answers.
Interested in learning more? Just fill out our simple online inquiry form. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you to explain the program in more detail and answer any additional questions you may have.
“I can see the positive impact David is having on my son’s life. I see Rey being a little more outgoing, making eye contact when he speaks, and smiling at different people more. We are extremely grateful for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.”
Deb, mother of Rey, 12
“Regardless of who a child may be or where they may come from, we have an adult intentionally matched to serve as their advocate.”
“Big Brother Alex has gone above and beyond to introduce Christian to many new experiences. He picks activities that enhance his life.”
Susan, grandmother of Christian, 15
BECOMING A BIG
Step 1: Inquire
Call the BBBS office at (916) 646-9300 and we can answer any questions you may have. We can also discuss next steps like scheduling your interview over the phone or can email you an application to get started.
Step 2: Apply
Complete an application. Be ready to share personal info like your Driver’s License and references: child safety is our highest priority so is an in-depth process. There will be a required training and processing fee.
Step 3: Interview
Let us get to know you. This step allows us to make the best quality match possible based on a variety of factors such as distance, interests, and commonalities. This can be a quick process or take quite a few months.
Step 4: Ready To Be Matched
The search begins. Big Brothers Big Sisters will begin to search carefully for the perfect Little for you.
We do this based on your personal interests, goals of both you and your potential Little. We also match within a 10-15 mile radius of where you work or live to ensure that it’s most convenient for you.
We understand that life is busy and want to ensure that we set the match up for the best success.
Step 5: Introductions
Congratulations! It’s time to meet your match! This will be the start of one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do.
Step 6: Match Support
Don’t worry, we’re still here for you! Our professionally trained staff will provide training, guidance, and support every step of the way to ensure the success of the match. We’re proud that the average match length within our Agency is over 3 years!
When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you change lives for children in our community.