Volunteers

You don’t need to have a specific title, a degree, or any special qualifications other than being compassionate, patient, & affirming. Because just like mentoring itself, a kid will never ask that you be perfect, only that you be present.

What is a Big?

What does it take to be a Big?

How often do bigs and littles get together?

What kind of support can I expect from Big Brothers Big Sisters once I get matched?

Can I bring my spouse, a friend, or a family member on outings?

What type of youth will I be matched with?

Will I become a replacement parent?

How much money should I spend?

When can I see my Little?

What are some good ideas for outings with my Little?

How long can a match last?

Youth and Families

Potential is a powerful thing. But without proper nourishment, it remains just that – untapped and unrealized. We provide quality mentoring relationships, and we work to ensure that our program is the best fit for you and your child through our eligibility and enrollment process.

Who are the Bigs in the program?

How are Volunteers screened?

How is my child matched?

What support is provided to our Match?

How long can a match last?

What will my child do with their Big?

Donors

Can I make a pledge to schedule my gift for a later date?

How do I get my company involved?

How do I make a legacy gift?

How do I setup a monthly gift?

What does my financial support do?

What is the Light One Match Society?

General

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana serves more than 1,280 youth annually ages 8 – 18 in Hamilton, Johnson, and Marion Counties. We partner with parents/caregivers, volunteers, schools, and donors in our community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of every child we serve. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

What is a Big?

Who are the Bigs in the program?

What does it take to be a Big?

What is a Little?

What is a Match?

How long can a match last?

How are Volunteers screened?

What kind of support can I expect from Big Brothers Big Sisters once I get matched?