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You don't have to be perfect to be Big. Just show up, be you, and you'll change a child's life for the better, forever.

Anything is Possible

81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope & changed their perspective of what they thought possible.

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Volunteering is fun, big time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Find a match that fits and show up and be you. 
We work hard to pair Littles with Bigs who will make a great match. You have common ground right from the start. And then all you have to do is explore and learn together, over just a few hours a month, for a year. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Lean on us.
You won't have all of the answers. But you will have support. Your Match Support Specialist will guide you through rough spots or offer ideas for building the relationship with your Little. And we offer plenty of activities and tickets to events so you'll always have something to do with your Little!

Make a change.
When you befriend a little, you change lives - starting with your own. As a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Friend you help not just a child, but an entire family. And the benefits ripple out through our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana offers a Community Based Mentoring Program:
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children ages 8-14 with caring, adult mentors in the community.

  • Children simply want and need an extra person in their lives.
  • Independent research shows kids who are matched with "Bigs" are more likely to succeed in life.
  • The commitment is 4-6 hours a month
  • There are kids from Marion, Hamilton, and Johnson Counties who are waiting for mentors.

Think you want to be a Big Brother or Big Sister? Learn more >
Think you want to be part of a Big Couple or Big Friend pair? Learn more >

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

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