BE A BIG
YOU ARE THE RIGHT FIT
To be a Defender of Potential if...
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
Submit your basic information to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, or find your local chapter!
Learn more about the program and expectations of being a mentor.
FILL OUT APPLICATION
After you complete the orientation, you will be sent the full application to become a Big.
We will schedule a time for an interview with one of our Enrollment Specialists.
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.