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Be a Big - Give a Little
Something Back!

You can start something BIG today! By volunteering as a Big Brother or Big Sister you have the opportunity to impact the life of a child for the better.

We're always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. For a few hours a month you can give a child the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their life! It's as simple as playing catch, going to a ball game, painting nails, watching a movie, sharing stories, and just hanging out together!

But don't just take it from us. // Check out some real life stories of Bigs & Littles in Northwestern Wisconsin.

Big Need for Big Brothers

About 2/3 of the children waiting for a Big are boys, but only about 1/3 of volunteers are men! These boys could really benefit from having a positive male influence in their life. So man up for mentoring and become a Big Brother today!

What Types of Programs Do You Offer?

We offer both Community-Based and Site-Based mentoring. However, the programs vary depending on your community. // Check out the programs available in your community.

Who Are the Children and Where Do They Come From?

The children in our program all face adversity in their life in some way. Each child is unique and has a different background, but what they have in common is that they can all benefit from having a positive adult in their life.

Children are referred to us from parents, teachers, social workers, and some even refer themselves. However, the parents must enroll their child in the program.

What Is the Commitment?

Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of one (1) year to the program and to spend an average of one (1) hour per week with a child. Consistency is important to the children in our program and studies have shown that impact on the child is greatest after at least one year with a mentor. Our focus is on positively impacting the lives of children and this occurs through a consistent, but minimal, time commitment from our volunteers.

How Do I Get Started?

There are a couple of ways you can get started:

  1. Fill out an online application, and we'll contact you
    to get the process started!

  2. Email us or call 800-648-1696 and we’ll send you an informational packet and application.

You can also get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin as a donor. The gift you make today will help us match a child facing adversity with an adult mentor. Your gift will allow us to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

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(Please note that if you do not hear from us within two business days, please call 800-648-1696. This system occasionally has glitches, and we want to be sure to follow up with all volunteers.)

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