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Being a Big Brother or Big Sister 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 inspiring positive change and empowering them to achieve what they never dreamed possible. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. Help start a Little on their path to big things!

Volunteers are 21+ and subject to background checks, reference checks, interviewing and training. Each volunteer (Big) is matched with a child (Little) between the ages of 7 and 14 based on gender identity, location and interests. There are two opportunities to volunteer as a Big, community-based and site-based (see below).

What is Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Community-Based Mentoring:

Bigs and Littles spend quality time sharing local culture, exploring new educational opportunities, developing new skills and hobbies. Outings are on your schedule, 2-4 times a month. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers full support of this match through the training and an assigned Match Support Specialist who will check in with you on a monthly basis.

Site-Based Mentoring:

Facilitated programs occur in a group setting on a specific day and time. Each program includes time for relationship building, a structured activity and free time. Mentors and mentees do not have in-person contact outside of the program. Every program is unique and hosted at a site near you.

BBBS offers full support of this match through training and an assigned Match Support Specialist who will check in with you on a monthly basis

For more information, visit https://bbbschgo.org/volunteer/

To apply, please visit https://bbbschgo.org/volunteer-inquiry-form/ to get started today!

Any questions? Concerns? Please reach out to Casey at nunes@bbbschgo.org or 779-800-9136.

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Become a Match Maker™! BBBS Monthly Giving Program

Needs a location

Don't have the time to volunteer but still want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters? Become a Match Maker™ and empower the potential of children across Chicagoland through monthly giving. By making a monthly gift, you will help introduce a waiting Little to their Big each and every month. Match Makers™ is a special community composed of passionate and inspirational people who want to make a meaningful difference in the future by investing in a Little today. Monthly giving helps us to reliably plan for match making: $10 a month helps us screen and train new mentors $25 a month enables us to take one Little off the wait list for a Big $35 a month provides an educational enrichment opportunity for one of our matches Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Potential is EVERYWHERE: - 100% of Littles graduated high school - 95% of Littles attended post-secondary education - 83% of Littles improved their relationships with peers As a Match Maker, your ongoing support connects you to our mission and our people. Here's what to expect: - Your monthly gifts will help to take kids off the wait list each month! We look forward to sharing relevant updates and monthly match stories as a way of introducing you to the matches you help to create. - You will receive an exclusive invite to our annual Match Makers™ Summer Event where you will have an opportunity to meet matches, agency leadership, and one another - You will be the first to receive exclusive offers to participants in program and entertainment events as they take place throughout the year Join a group of individuals, giving what you can, to transform our communities - one match at a time. Contributions are easy to set up and are automatically deducted from a debit or credit card. Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Questions? Contact Mary Collins at [masked] or[masked]. Change a child's life, every single month.

Become a Match Maker™! BBBS Monthly Giving Program

Needs a location

Don't have the time to volunteer but still want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters? Become a Match Maker™ and empower the potential of children across Chicagoland through monthly giving. By making a monthly gift, you will help introduce a waiting Little to their Big each and every month. Match Makers™ is a special community composed of passionate and inspirational people who want to make a meaningful difference in the future by investing in a Little today. Monthly giving helps us to reliably plan for match making: $10 a month helps us screen and train new mentors $25 a month enables us to take one Little off the wait list for a Big $35 a month provides an educational enrichment opportunity for one of our matches Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Potential is EVERYWHERE: - 100% of Littles graduated high school - 95% of Littles attended post-secondary education - 83% of Littles improved their relationships with peers As a Match Maker, your ongoing support connects you to our mission and our people. Here's what to expect: - Your monthly gifts will help to take kids off the wait list each month! We look forward to sharing relevant updates and monthly match stories as a way of introducing you to the matches you help to create. - You will receive an exclusive invite to our annual Match Makers™ Summer Event where you will have an opportunity to meet matches, agency leadership, and one another - You will be the first to receive exclusive offers to participants in program and entertainment events as they take place throughout the year Join a group of individuals, giving what you can, to transform our communities - one match at a time. Contributions are easy to set up and are automatically deducted from a debit or credit card. Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Questions? Contact Mary Collins at [masked] or[masked]. Change a child's life, every single month.

Become a Match Maker™! BBBS Monthly Giving Program

Needs a location

Don't have the time to volunteer but still want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters? Become a Match Maker™ and empower the potential of children across Chicagoland through monthly giving. By making a monthly gift, you will help introduce a waiting Little to their Big each and every month. Match Makers™ is a special community composed of passionate and inspirational people who want to make a meaningful difference in the future by investing in a Little today. Monthly giving helps us to reliably plan for match making: $10 a month helps us screen and train new mentors $25 a month enables us to take one Little off the wait list for a Big $35 a month provides an educational enrichment opportunity for one of our matches Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Potential is EVERYWHERE: - 100% of Littles graduated high school - 95% of Littles attended post-secondary education - 83% of Littles improved their relationships with peers As a Match Maker, your ongoing support connects you to our mission and our people. Here's what to expect: - Your monthly gifts will help to take kids off the wait list each month! We look forward to sharing relevant updates and monthly match stories as a way of introducing you to the matches you help to create. - You will receive an exclusive invite to our annual Match Makers™ Summer Event where you will have an opportunity to meet matches, agency leadership, and one another - You will be the first to receive exclusive offers to participants in program and entertainment events as they take place throughout the year Join a group of individuals, giving what you can, to transform our communities - one match at a time. Contributions are easy to set up and are automatically deducted from a debit or credit card. Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Questions? Contact Mary Collins at [masked] or[masked]. Change a child's life, every single month.

Become a Match Maker™! BBBS Monthly Giving Program

Needs a location

Don't have the time to volunteer but still want to support Big Brothers Big Sisters? Become a Match Maker™ and empower the potential of children across Chicagoland through monthly giving. By making a monthly gift, you will help introduce a waiting Little to their Big each and every month. Match Makers™ is a special community composed of passionate and inspirational people who want to make a meaningful difference in the future by investing in a Little today. Monthly giving helps us to reliably plan for match making: $10 a month helps us screen and train new mentors $25 a month enables us to take one Little off the wait list for a Big $35 a month provides an educational enrichment opportunity for one of our matches Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Potential is EVERYWHERE: - 100% of Littles graduated high school - 95% of Littles attended post-secondary education - 83% of Littles improved their relationships with peers As a Match Maker, your ongoing support connects you to our mission and our people. Here's what to expect: - Your monthly gifts will help to take kids off the wait list each month! We look forward to sharing relevant updates and monthly match stories as a way of introducing you to the matches you help to create. - You will receive an exclusive invite to our annual Match Makers™ Summer Event where you will have an opportunity to meet matches, agency leadership, and one another - You will be the first to receive exclusive offers to participants in program and entertainment events as they take place throughout the year Join a group of individuals, giving what you can, to transform our communities - one match at a time. Contributions are easy to set up and are automatically deducted from a debit or credit card. Visit www.bbbschgo.org/matchmakers to set up your monthly giving and make your first match. Questions? Contact Mary Collins at [masked] or[masked]. Change a child's life, every single month.

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