Stand with Us and “Be a BIG”

Children in our community are waiting for a mentor just like you. They need you now and they will need you more than ever in the coming months. Now you can learn about being a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple from the comfort of your own home. Instead of meeting you at a local coffee shop, we want to meet with you virtually to chat about how you can stand with us and “Be a Big.”

The Recruitment Team is hosting one-on-one meetings by phone or video conference. You will receive information about the mentoring opportunities in Southwest Michigan and the impact mentoring has on youth in Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun and Van Buren counties. Our team will answer your questions and provide information about next steps and volunteer eligibility requirements.

More than 250 children are waiting for a mentor like you. You can begin making a difference today. It only takes 2 hours, twice a month to make a BIG impact.  

The entire Big Brothers Big Sisters team is working remotely to conduct volunteer orientations, interviews, and provide support and resources to the families we serve. We are also connecting our Bigs and Littles virtually to maintain and grow the bonds established during their mentoring relationship and provide consistency and normalcy to those that need it most.

Children are experiencing collective trauma and the challenges of social isolation in ways we have not seen before. The need for mentoring is ongoing and even more urgent during these challenging times.   

Take the first step to “Be a Big” today. Schedule your virtual meeting here to find out how you can ignite the power and promise of youth in our community.

We look forward to connecting with you soon!

If you don’t see a time that works for you, please reach out to Outreach Engagement Specialist, Jeremy Hermann at or Partnership Manager, Kathy Praedel at, to schedule a time that works for you.

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