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Becoming a Big


GET INVOLVED

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Becoming a Big


GET INVOLVED

ENROLLING A CHILD

All kids need a BIG. Because all kids are at risk. A Big Brother or Big Sister provides children with an adult who cares about them, a person who is rooting for them through life. Our program requires both Littles and Bigs to commit to a year of mentoring, but it is our sincere hope that your match lasts a lifetime. Ready to get involved? Click the link below and enter your zip code on our national website. You'll be taken to a page with our agency information and an application! 

BECOMING A BIG

You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her 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. Ready to get involved? Click the link below & enter your zip code on our national website. You'll be taken to a page with our agency information and an application! We're excited to start you on the road to be a Big!


Roadmap for becoming a Big 

 
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Enrollment Requirement

·       Minimum 16 years old

·       Live, work, or go to school in Delaware County for at least 3 months

·       Have a vehicle, valid driver's license, auto insurance

·       Commit to a minimum of 12 months in the program

·       Commit to seeing your Little every other week


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Inquiry

·       Would you like to get involved? The first step is simple.

·       Enter your zip code at the following link: http://www.bbbs.org/become-a-big/

·       Enter your contact information and click submit

·       Click "additional information" at the bottom of the page to complete application


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Interview

·       Coordinator will set date & time to interview

·       Bring driver's license & proof of auto insurance

·       Recommendation on acceptance or denial as a volunteer


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TRAINING

·       Staff will respond to your inquiry and send the available dates to complete volunteer training


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Match

·       When volunteer and parent approve a match, you will have your initial match meeting with your Little

·       You will contact the family and coordinate meetings with your Little to do fun activities in the community!

 


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Beyond the Match

·       Be in contact with match support coordinator

               o   Every 30 days for matches under one year

               o   Every 90 days for matches over one year


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Enrolling a Child


ENROLLING A CHILD

Enrolling a Child


ENROLLING A CHILD

Roadmap for enrolling a child

 
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Enrollment Requirements

·      Be a resident of Delaware County

·      Between the ages of 7-14 years old

·      Commit to a minimum of 12 months in the program

·      Be willing to complete a parent and child interview

·      Stay in contact with BBBS coordinator


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Inquiry

·      Would you like to enroll your child? The first step is simple.

·      Enter your zip code at the following link: http://www.bbbs.org/enroll-a-child/

·      Enter your contact information and click submit


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Interview

·      Coordinator will set date & time to interview. 

·      Coordinator will also get to know your child, their personality, and the activities they would be interested in doing!


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Match

·      When volunteer and parent approve a match, the Big and Little will meet! 

·      Bigs & families will stay in contact with each other to coordinate meetings to do fun activities in the community!


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Surveys

·      Surveys show the impact! Surveys will be sent at different times during the match to determine program outcomes.

·      Your information is highly valuable to help us continue to improve our program and determine how the program is impacting the community


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Beyond the Match

·      Be in contact with match support coordinator

          o   Every 30 days for matches under one year

          o   Every 90 days for matches over one year


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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Research shows that all children regardless of their family situation can benefit from a mentor outside the family.  We serve children from all walks of life.  Growing up isn't easy with all the pressures and challenges that children face in today's society.  Having a Big Brother or Big Sister can support you by being a special friend and role model, helping your child to develop self-esteem and the confidence necessary to become a confident, competent and caring adult.

 

How do i get matched?

Matches are based on similarities in personality, interests, and preferences so you can enjoy activities together.  You can do what you normally do and simply take your Little Brother or Little Sister along.  We stress the importance of spending quality time and not money when together.

Please be assured that we take pride and care in finding the best match for your child and supporting you and your child throughout the duration of the match.  Your child's safety is very important to us and each volunteer completes a thorough screening process.  You are involving your child in a program that is part of a national organization that ensures Standards of Excellence.  Matches are based on similarities in personality, interests and preferences.  Mentoring takes place through the conversations, opportunities and activities that the volunteers provide. 

 

What do i do with my little?

In our own lives, each of us was touched by someone - other than our parents - who introduced us to new worlds, and brought a little magic into our lives ... catching fireflies for the first time, flying a kite, a first trip to the ballpark, building sandcastles at the beach, eating an ice cream sundae.  

As a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can do that too:  celebrate the joy of everyday moments, and bring magic into a child's life - moments where you get back as much as you give, and know you enrich a life just by being there.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is about Little Moments Big Magic.
 

 

What does the child gain?

During their time with you, the children gain confidence in themselves, explore and spark new interests, expand their horizons beyond their family and neighborhoods, acquire new skills and competencies and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.

 

 

What is the long term impact?

Nationally, BBBS's commitment to measurement, analysis, and improvement is so core to who we are that we have developed a unique, proprietary method of tracking the interactions between Bigs and Littles. Known as the Agency Information Management System (or AIM), this performance management tool helps guide the decisions of our network of professionally trained staff members. Built to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, AIM provides the intelligence and data to continually improve our services to children.