Why Be a Mentor?

For just a few hours a couple of times a month, you can help a child succeed. Big Brothers Big Sisters is different from other mentoring organizations in that we seek volunteers who are committed and consistent, willing to serve at least a year, but we hope until a child graduates high school. Studies show that by doing so, our mentoring services help kids stay in school, avoid risky behaviour, and experience first-hand the importance of helping others in their community.

Professional staff is there to work with you, the child and the family throughout the course of the mentoring relationship to provide necessary training and support. allows us to carefully make and support more matches. Sometimes, the supply of volunteers and kids is greater than the necessary agency funding. We are grateful for your willingness to be involved and while it is certainly not a requirement, we welcome you to also become a donor –  as you volunteer or wait to be matched.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Event Volunteers

Each year Big Brothers Big Sisters of CVI hosts a variety of Big and Little events and fundraising events, and we rely heavily on our volunteers to make these events a huge success.

Third Party Events

There is no limit to creativity when brainstorming ideas for successful third party events. Engage your creative resources and encourage your team to think BIG! We rely on the generous support and dedication of the many individuals and corporations who support our fundraising efforts through third party events. Your fundraising efforts will help us ensure that every child we serve has the ability to fulfill their potential. Consider helping us to make a significant impact in the life of  child today.