BE A BIG

Angie and Alexa -4.jpg

YOU ARE THE RIGHT FIT

To be a Defender of Potential if...

Basic Requirements:

  • Be 21 years of age or older

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Willing to commit to a minimum one-year experience

  • Reside within Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County, Michigan

Potential Bigs must also be willing to do the following:

  • Participate in a Volunteer Orientation

  • Complete the Volunteer Enrollment Process

  • Work with BBBS staff during the matching process

  • Connect with your Little regularly and meet consistently for at least four hours per month

  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff

  • Complete additional training as requested

Methods to Ignite Potential:

  • Be a lifelong learner

  • Commit to an anti-bias mindset

Image by Qim Manifester

INQUIRE ONLINE

Submit your basic information to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, or find your local chapter!

BBBS_eyes_013_Mitch.jpg

ATTEND ORIENTATION

Learn more about the program and expectations of being a mentor.

masksforbigs2.jpg

FILL OUT APPLICATION

After you complete the orientation, you will be sent the full application to become a Big.

Image by Clem Onojeghuo

COMPLETE INTERVIEW

We will schedule a time for an interview with one of our Enrollment Specialists.

Image by Joseph Gonzalez

GET MATCHED!

Once your application and interview are approved, you will be matched with a Little to start mentoring!

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit is conducting trainings and match meetings virtually when possible to maintain adherence to CDC and State of Michigan guidelines to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, youth, families, and staff.