Be a Big Brother—give a Little something back! 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. And, right now is no different. Big Brothers are in high demand. So, Start Something.
For a few hours, a couple times 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 lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.
Why do we need Big Brothers?
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 that give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”
A call to men of color.
Disproportionately the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are African-American and Hispanic boys. Their parents seek our support, knowing a Big Brother can recognize their son's potential and model positive choices that put him on the path for success in and out of school.
But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles right here. And if you still have questions, head over to our Big Brother FAQs (link to page)for more answers.
Ready to be a Big Brother? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly so you can complete the next steps:
- Providing references
- participating in an in-person interview
- go through a background check
For more information about being a Big, please contact Michele Montanez at 973-273-6312 or at [email protected]