Our volunteers (Bigs) are Defenders of Potential! They Create Possibilities for the children and youth (Littles) served through special, one-to-one friendships. An increased sense of belonging, enhanced social skills and improved performance at home, school and in the community are just a few ways our Littles show progress. The relationship changes the lives of our Bigs too as they are uplifted through giving of their time and talents to make a difference in the life of a Little.
Each carefully screened Big commits to being matched with his/her Little for a minimum of one year and may remain matched until the Little graduates from high school or turns 18, whichever is the latter. Many of the mentoring relationships continue long after their formal closure and in many cases become lifelong friendships. Together, they share experiences, accomplishments and concerns. A professional staff person provides supervision and support for the match, and works with the Big, Little and family to set goals for the match.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County (BBBS) also sponsors bimonthly group activities for both matched and unmatched Littles, including an annual picnic and pool party, ice skating, bowling, a Christmas dinner and other fun activities.