www.independencebigs.org/volunteer

Volunteer to start something

www.independencebigs.org/volunteer
Be a Big Brother—give a Little something backYou have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

Go big.

With more than 800 boys in Southeastern PA waiting for a mentor, Big Brothers are in high demand. We're looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time.

For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. 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 the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that 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.

But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles right here. And if you still have questions, head over to our Big Brother FAQs for more answers.

What do I do next?
Ready to be a Big Brother?  Call our office at 215.790.9200 to learn about what it means to be a volunteer mentor and find out what your next steps are in the process.  

For more information about being a Big, please contact Garfield Jackson, Manager, Partnership Development and Recruitment, at gjackson@bbbssepa.org or (484) 804-2457.

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