There are 196 youth on our wait list statewide: 124 in Anchorage, 43 in Fairbanks, 20 in Mat-Su and 9 in Juneau.
More than 70% of our youth waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Local and national research shows that having a positive influence can make a real difference in a young person’s life.
Minimum eligibility requirements:
Volunteers must make a minimum 12-month commitment.
Volunteers must agree to meet the required time commitment of their selected program.
VOLUNTEERING IS FUN, BIG TIME.
Show up and be you.
We work hard to pair Littles with Bigs who will make a great match. You have common ground right from the start. And then all you have to do is explore and learn together, over just a few hours a month for a year. 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.
Lean on us.
You won't have all the answers. But you will have support. Your Match Support Specialist will guide you through rough spots or offer ideas for building the relationship with your Little. We offer plenty of activities and tickets to events, so you'll always have something to do with your Little!
Make a change.
When you befriend a little, you change lives - starting with your own. As a Big you help not just a child, but an entire family and the benefits ripple out through our community.
Steps to Becoming a Big
Are you ready to become a Big? Fill out an online interest form. Once submitted, a Big Brothers Big Sisters’ staff member will contact you shortly to complete the full application process.
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] or call 907.433.4600