Be a Big Brother

You have a big opportunity in front of you — to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.
We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. Big Brothers are in high demand. For a two hours, twice a month, you can give a local boy the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply introducing him to new ideas and experiences, you can literally start changing his life. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

Why do we need Big Brothers? 
More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy’s life. So join us and give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

A call to men of color. 
Disproportionately the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are African-American and Hispanic boys. Their parents seek our support, knowing a Big Brother can recognize their son’s potential and model positive choices that put him on the path for success in and out of school.
Ready to be a Big Brother?

Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly. You will need to:

attend a group orientation session

provide references

participate in an in-person interview

go through a background check

For more information about becoming a Big, please contact Customer Relations, at customerrelations@bbbsmi.org or 269-382-6800.