When Big Brothers Big Sisters work to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of the child and adult volunteer. We first introduce the Little and their family to the potential Big to ensure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official.
Screening and Training
Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters' highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new practices in the industry evolve and emerge. We also ensure our Bigs and staff have the training and resources they need to help guide the Littles on their path to success.
Children get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Case Specialist. Working as part of the team to help the child succeed, the Case Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides monthly match activities for Bigs and Littles and also advises Bigs of the opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might experience similar things and have great suggestions for new activities.