Volunteer to start something

Be a Big Brother, Sister or CoupleThere is a child looking for exactly what you have to offer.

Start something big this year and become a Big Brother, Sister or Couple. Being a volunteer is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do; not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun.

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. Your participation is customized to meet your time and geographic availability. We interview you to learn your interests. Our focus is to ensure a quality match; which in return provides both you and your Little Brother or Sister with a life-changing friendship.

Become a Big Brother, Sister or Couple
Learn about the Community and School-Based Mentoring Program

Big Brothers are in high demand

Big Brothers are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. By simply changing a child’s perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally change a child’s life. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

All boys deserve a champion. Boys, in particular, represent disproportionately on the Big Brothers Big Sisters wait-list and can wait up to three years to be matched. Become a Big Brother.

When I first met Jackie, I told him that I LOVED football…I loved playing football, I loved watching football, I loved talking about football. Jackie was pumped. So was I. This was going to be a good match. – Big Brother P.J, Vancouver, WA

Doing good is a beautiful thing
As a Big Sister, you can give a girl an opportunity to see beyond her everyday world and dream big. Play a board game. Make fun crafts. Hit the playground together. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little Sister’s potential. Become a Big Sister.

This experience has made me a better person. I went in thinking I was going to change Lanaya’s life, she in turn changed mine. - Big Sister Lindsay, Vancouver, WA

Committed partners wanted
A Big Couple includes two people in a committed relationship who are matched with a Little Brother. We have Big Couple sisters; brothers; husbands and wives — young and old. Become a Big Couple. 

Making time for Memo has been an easy task. We’re active, outdoorsy, and wanted to share our experiences with a child. - Big Couple Libby and Paul, Portland, OR

We provide you professional support each step of the way
You are not alone. At Big Brothers Big Sisters you are professionally supported from day one. After the match is made, professional case managers support the match and assist you with any questions you may have. Our activities department provides fun activities, events and sometimes free tickets to local venues for you and your Little Brother or Sister.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, sex or age in admission, or participation in its programs and activities, or in employment.

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