Be a Big Brother – give a Little something back
Why do we need Big Brothers?
More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. On average, a boy will wait more than 33% longer for a Big than a girl. Research indicates that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy’s life. Learn why so many Big Brothers say, “I get back so much more than I give.”
Being a Big is an opportunity to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform his/her potential for tomorrow.
For just a few hours, a couple of time a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. Whether you are playing a board game or maybe even helping answer the “tough” questions about becoming a man – by simply changing the perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives.
Here’s how you can help right now: If you would like to enrich the life of a youth, please volunteer today. If you know someone who has what it takes to be a Big, please forward this page and tell that person how much he/she is needed, how much fun he/she will have and what a wonderful difference a Big can make!
Do you qualify to be Mentor?
In order to become a Big Brother or Big Sister in our program, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- be at least eighteen years of age
- have a valid driver’s license
- have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance
- be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month and a minimum of one year
Do you want to become a Mentor?
To begin the process of volunteering for this rewarding experience, enter your information in the fields below and submit. A member of our agency will contact you to gather some preliminary information and mail you an application. In the meantime, feel free to continue to browse our site and discover more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County!