Be a Big Brother

BIG BROTHERS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND

You have a big opportunity in front of you — to impact a child’s life today and to ignite their potential for tomorrow.

WHAT DO BIGS DO?

For two hours, twice a month, you can give a local boy the invaluable gift of your friendship. 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. Learn why so many Big Brothers are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

A CALL TO MEN OF COLOR 

Disproportionately, children waiting to be matched are BIPOC 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?

Spend 15 minutes telling us about yourself on our online application. Note: It does not save, so be sure to set aside some quiet time to complete this. Once it’s completed, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you. You will need to:

attend a group orientation session via Zoom

participate in an interview via Zoom

provide references

complete a background check

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