Be a Big, Change a Life

You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.


We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Big Brothers especially are in high demand.

For only 4 hours per 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. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential.


  • Create vision boards
  • Attend sponsored sporting events
  • Visit museums
  • Tour New York City
  • Take adventures through parks
  • Roller skating
  • Volunteer at food banks
  • Help clean local grounds

Ready to be a Big? You must be 18 years of age and over, be able to commit to only 4 hours per  month and can begin the process by filling out our simple online inquiry form. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly. So many of our Bigs tell us that becoming a Big was the best decision they ever made. But don’t just take it from us. Read our  match stories of Bigs & Littles for some amazing stories of what it means to be a positive role model. You can also head over to our FAQ for more answers.

What are you waiting for?


At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for more men to be mentors. We have boys ready and waiting to be matched with a role model. So tell the guys you know to sign up to become Bigs. They can do all the fun things they love to do already, like see movies, play video games, and go hiking, only now they'd get to enjoy it with a child who can truly benefit from it. 

More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who give a young person someone to look up to.