Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income communities, Military/Veterans
Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer Mentor aka Big Brother/Big Sister

Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. In as little as four hours a 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 life. Play a board game. Make fun crafts. Hit the playground together. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential. Commitment is for one year, connecting with your Little at least twice a month.

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in their program, were:

  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs

  • 52% less likely to skip school

  • 33% less likely to hit someone

They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has waiting Littles throughout the county, mostly in the inland areas. No experience is necessary, bilingual in Spanish is a plus. 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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Volunteers needed through 7/30/2021

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