Become a Big DEFENDER OF POTENTIAL


BE A BIG! HOW IT ALL WORKS:

You can start a young person on the path to big things. We’re looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Let's start something together.

Mentoring is about inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they never dreamed possible. For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your time and friendship. Anyone can be a mentor - you don't have to be perfect. 

You can simply incorporate your Little into your everyday life: play sports together, picnic in the park, take your dog for a hike or visit a museum. Being a Big will be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do, while also being a force of change in our community.

Step 1 - Application and Orientation

  • Apply here
  • You will receive a phone call that gives you an Orientation
  • The Orientation takes about 15 - 30 minutes
  • Both BBBS and you determine if it's a good fit

Step 2 - Background and Interview

  • A national, state and local background check is conducted
  • References are checked
  • A level one fingerprint clearance card is obtained
  • A home interview (in-person/virtual) is completed

Step 3 - Pre-Match Training

  • Ground Rules
  • Obligations and Appropriate Roles
  • Child safety/youth protection
  • What Match Support is and why we do it

Step 4 - Matching and Match Support

  • We match you with a little who is best suited
  • We present the Match to Big and Little
  • If accepted, we then schedule a Match meeting
  • All parties receive regular contact support from staff

 

QUESTIONS? See our FAQs here. Give us a call at 928.778.5135 or email [email protected]