So many ways to get started

Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the country.

Attention: 


Effective Monday, March 31, 2016: We are sorry to inform you that our enrollment is closed. However, we will be maintaining a waiting list. To be placed on the waiting list you must contact our office. A staff member will notify you when the enrollment process reopens. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

 

Regards,

Ayanna A. King
Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula

 

 

Effective Monday, April 21, 2014 volunteers living outside of our service area, Williamsburg to Hampton, are not eligible to be matched at this time. Please feel free to contact the following for volunteer opportunities in your local area that may be of interest:

Big Brothers Big Sisters 500 East Main Street Suite 1540 • Norfolk, VA 23510   

Cell: 757 392 5155  /  www.bigbrobigsis.com

Or

The United Way of South Hampton Roads at 757-853-8500  

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

Core Programs
  • Community-Based Mentoring
  • School-Based Mentoring
  Special Programs
  • African-American Mentoring
  • Hispanic Mentoring
  • Native American Mentoring
  • Mentoring Military Children
  • Amachi Program

How a Big becomes a Big—and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. It’s also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations—we can’t do what we do best without them!

What’s a Big and Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity—just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:
  • Playing catch
  • Reading books
  • Getting ice cream
  • Going to a museum
  • Providing advice and inspiration

For more information about all of our programs, contact Kevoni Polanco, Program Director, at kpolanco@bigs4kids.org or 757-369-6824.

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