Let us get to know you! Submit an inquiry to learn more about becoming a Big.
Everyone has the life experience to be a Big.
Hang out with a Little for a few hours a month in a community or site-based match.
Give Your Time
Share Your Interests
Offer Your Experience
Open Your Heart
Ways to be a Big
With various match options to fit any schedule, it’s never been easier to be a friend to a youth who needs the extra support of a one-to-one mentor.
Steps to Become a Big
Step 1: Submit an Inquiry
Step 2: Attend a Volunteer Info Session
Step 3: Complete Volunteer Enrollment
During volunteer enrollment, you'll work with our staff to complete paperwork, interview, home visit*, and Big training.
*Home visits are only completed for community-based Bigs.
Step 4: Choose your Little
Taking your personality, interests, and location into account, our staff will select up to three Littles who have similar interests to you. From there, you'll have the opportunity to read about each youth and choose your best-fit match.
Step 5: Meet your Match!
Being a Big has changed my life. I can’t imagine life without Macy. We do a lot of fun things together and I consider her family.Anne, Big
Being a Big is a very small fraction of your week or day and you get a lot out of it. It's well worth it.Shayan, Big
Grant has impacted me to be the best person I possibly can be every day. I've seen him grow and I know if he can do it, I can do it so he's inspired me in ways to do the best I can...Grant has been the guy I talk to about stuff. Without him, I don't know if all of that would have built up. I wouldn't be who I am today without him.Anthony, Little
Requirements for Bigs:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Minimum 1-year commitment to match
- Access to vehicle and proof of vehicle insurance
- Communicate with Match Support Specialist (case manager) on a regular basis and complete trainings as needed
- Follow ground rules
We welcome participants regardless of age, income, ethnicity, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or marital status. Should you feel that you have been discriminated against, please contact: Discrimination Complaints, Chief Operations Officer, at 316.263.3300.