Do Something Big for a Little

Stand with us. Be a Big Brother, Big Sister, or Big Couple and ignite the power and promise of a child in Southwest Michigan.

Anything is Possible.

94% of Littles report improved self-confidence after being matched with their Big for one year.

Make a Big Impact. Volunteer Today.

Being a Big is one of the most fulfilling ways you can give back to your community. You can help shape a child’s future by empowering their potential.

Our Bigs are everyday people just like you. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Draw pictures. Visit a park or museum. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just listen and provide inspiration as they discover who they are meant to be. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll make a life-changing impact. Our professional staff is there with you every step of the way and provides socially-distant, outdoor, and virtual activity ideas to meet the needs of each Big and Little match.

Bigs and Littles can meet virtually or in person depending on local/state COVID-19 guidelines and the individual comfort level of the Big, the Little, and the Little's family. Either way you decide to connect with your Little, it only takes a few hours each month to make a BIG impact!

Virtual or in person meetings take place twice each month. When meeting virtually, you will meet with your Little for 30-45 minutes every other week with a check-in (text, email, phone) on alternate weeks. When meeting in person, you will meet with your Little for 1-2 hours twice a month.

Each Big and Little match is assigned a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Relationship Specialist that will check in with each party regularly, provide coaching and support as needed, and ensure the match is successful for everyone.

Get Started!

We are working remotely to continue providing services to the Bigs, Littles, and the families we serve. Your entire application and enrollment process can be completed online and we have multiple ways you can connect with our staff to find out more.


Click here to complete an inquiry form. A member of our Big Brothers Big Sisters team will follow up to answer questions, provide more information, and help you decide if volunteering as a Big is a good fit for you.

Please note Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan serves Kalamazoo, Allegan, Calhoun and Van Buren counties.

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