Volunteer programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington
The Community-Based Mentoring Program is traditionally what first comes to mind when you think of Big Brothers Big Sisters; it’s where the volunteer and the child — known as a match, meet out in the community for a few hours, a couple of times per month. Some volunteers meet their Little Brothers and Sisters on the weekends. Others get together with a child in the evenings.
Being a volunteer is a lot of fun, and many of our mentors wish they had signed up sooner. There are children out there ready to get started. Are you ready?
Friends make an impact
National and local studies show that children who have mentors are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes. In fact, the success of children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters was proven in a nationwide randomized study.