To build, strengthen and promote positive relationships between youth, adults and families by facilitating positive and rewarding mentoring relationships within our community. Community-based mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship. It happens after school or on the weekend. It’s all about an adult volunteer (over 18) and a young person (aged between 5 and 18) spending one-to-one time together doing things they both enjoy – one or more hours a week. Most sessions take place in the community, at a library, a park, the beach or at other free facilities. When Big Brothers Big Sisters partners a young person with a role model, we start something special: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential.
Volunteer mentors can be aged from 18 to 80. You will spend an hour or more a week providing support to a child who needs a friend.