Become a Community-based Big

Being a volunteer “Big” is a rewarding, meaningful, and fun experience! Mentoring relationships have a huge impact; helping to increase a child’s educational expectations, attitudes towards risky behavior, and social skills.

Community-based Mentoring

This is our traditional one-to-one mentoring option where children and volunteer mentors meet weekly throughout the Metro Milwaukee community and spend time together engaged in activities they choose based on mutual interest.

Bigs meet with a child or “Little” three to four times a month to enjoy fun activities together. Some mentoring matches meet on weekends, while others get together in the evenings.

Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them. Match outings are flexible and easy to plan. Activities can include playing sports, going over schoolwork, visiting a museum, volunteering together, or just hanging out. Big and Littles can participate in 80+ events planned by Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout the year too!

Bigs and Littles are matched based on similar interests, personalities, experiences, and distance from each other.

  • A Big Brother is matched with a Little Brother 6-16 years old.
  • A Big Sister can be matched with either a Little Sister 6-16 years old, or a Little Brother 6-10.
  • Big Couples are matched with a Little Brother 6-10 years old.

Through Community-based mentoring, a child experiences a wide range of new, fun, and educational activities and gains a new perspective of the world.

Are you ready to take the next steps in changing a child’s life? Click the sign up button below, or call our Customer Relations Specialist, at (414) 831-4563 to answer your questions and outline the next steps, including our formal application process.