Be a Big. Give a Little something back.

You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

Become a Mentor. Go Big Today.


We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Big Brothers especially are in high demand. Nationwide, more than 70% of 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 mentor makes a real difference in a kid's life. 

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 life. Play a board game. Make fun crafts. Hit the playground together. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential. Join the volunteers who give a young person someone to look up to.

Want to learn more about becoming a Big? Read our Becoming a Big Instructions. Ready to be a Big? Just fill out our simple online inquiry form. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly. So many of our Bigs tell us that becoming a Big was the best decision they ever made. What are you waiting for?

Volunteering is fun, big time

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

Requirements to be a Big

Requirements to be a Big 

  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Must have lived in the Central Oregon area for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying to be in the program

  • Commit to meeting 2-4 times per month, for at least one year

  • Have transportation, a valid OR driver's license and provide current proof of auto insurance

  • Be willing to drive up to 30 minutes to pick up your Little

  • Be able to pass a Criminal Background and Driving Motor Vehicle Check

  • Pay fees associated with background checks

  • Be able to participate in regular phone contacts with a BBBSCO staff person