In Just a Few Hours a Month, you can impact a child’s future. By simply grabbing a slice of pizza, taking a trip to the library or to the park you can make a difference in the life of a child.
A ‘Big’ is a volunteer mentor who is matched in a one-to-one relationship with a child (‘Little’) in our program. A mentor is a friend, a supporter, a positive and consistent addition to the life of a Little. A Big Brother or Big Sister is not a replacement parent, a babysitter or a therapist.Children need someone to help share a different perspective on life and help them realize their endless potential.
Once a Big and a Little are matched, they are assigned a Case Manager who will oversee and monitor the match. Our staff will answer any questions, guide and assist with any issues or difficulties, and ensure that all parties are benefiting from the relationship. Additionally, BBBSLI provides training and support services for the duration of the match relationship.
For more information about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister to a child on Long Island who can benefit from a positive and consistent adult in their life, please submit your zip code in the box below and fill out our online form. We will get back to you with more information.