Volunteering is fun, big time.
Being a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family 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 them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.
Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?
The next part of the interview consists of a questionnaire designed to help us get to know the volunteer better and to determine what type of "Little" would be the best fit for them. There is also a portion of the questionnaire devoted to assessing the volunteer's home environment. At the interview, the volunteer also fills out several background check forms. The interview process may also include a follow-up interview and an in-person home visit.
BBBS staff members maintain regular contact with the parent, child, and volunteer involved in a match relationship. This allows the participants to share their match experiences, and any concerns and questions they may have with a member of the agency. It also allows for individualized volunteer training needs, addressing specific questions a volunteer may have about their mentoring experience.Currently Accepting Applications For:
Big Brothers Big Sisters at the University of Arkansas
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