Recently, a Big in our Community-Based Mentoring Program reflected on her experience. She said, “Everyone’s experience is different, but what you will find in being paired with a Little is one of the most unique and wonderful relationships you’ll ever have. You do this simply by being there for them and listening. It’s so simple yet so powerful.”
Below you will find additional information on becoming a Big.
What Does the Process Look Like to Become a Big?
For a few hours each 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 lives.
What Do the 1:1 Mentoring programs look like?
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest offers a number of different professionally supported mentorship opportunities between at-risk youth (Littles) and volunteer mentors (Bigs).
What Does a Big and Little Relationship Look Like?
We all know that quality time is important. Quality time with our own children, spouses, family, and friends is something that we all enjoy. For some, creating quality time with our close ones can be challenging between busy schedules, distractions, and overall stresses of life. However, when we do make time to devote ourselves to others through simply spending time together, the impact can be well worth it!
What Kind of Support Do I Receive Once I Become a Big?
As a volunteer Big in our programs, you are required to receive training that all other Bigs across the country receive so we can ensure we are keeping our kids safe. Each Big and Little relationship is professionally supported by a Match Support Specialist (MSS) throughout the duration of the match as well.