Do something big

Are you looking to give back in a meaningful way? To share your time, your skills, and your experiences as a mentor?

There is a young person waiting to be matched with you.

That’s BIG!

Become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area

If you’re interested in getting involved with us as a mentor, we have several opportunities for you. We have 1:1 mentoring (in the community or in schools) or group mentoring.

If it’s 1:1 mentoring that you’re interested in, then you want to become a Big. This means lending your time and sharing your interests with a young person, a Little.

The enrollment process to become a Big involves several steps, including an interview and a police check. To get started, click here to express your interest. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch to discuss next steps.

1:1 mentoring is a weekly commitment, and together as a match you decide what you want to do. It could be playing a sport, going for a walk, doing a fun activity like bowling or playing music. Littles are looking for someone they can count on to show up for them.

When a Little has a supportive, positive Big in their life, they are more likely to succeed. They develop more confidence, better health and stronger relationships. And you’ll find, as a Big, you’ll also grow and learn through your mentoring experience.

“Becoming a Big has been one of the most rewarding decisions I’ve ever made.”
Dean, Mentor

There is a young person waiting to be matched with you

There are over 100 Littles waiting to be matched right now. It’s okay if you don’t have previous experience with children. Being a good Big means being reliable, patient and kind. And we know it can feel like a big commitment to be a mentor, but you can have a BIG impact on the life of a Little!

Learn more about becoming a mentor

Not ready to become a mentor just yet?

We also have the following non-mentoring volunteer opportunities:

  • Board of directors (and sub-committees)
  • Special event committees (such as our gala or golf tournament)
  • Advisory councils (to help keep us on mission)

To inquire about becoming a non-mentoring volunteer, contact Kim.