Become a Big
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.
Become a Defender of Potential!
Be 21 years of age or older
Have a valid driver’s license
Willingness to commit to a long-term volunteer experience (minimum one-year, however, most friendships last much longer)
Potential Bigs must also be willing to do the following:
Participate in a Volunteer Information Session
Complete the Volunteer Acceptance Process
Work with a match support specialist to select a Little Brother or Little Sister
Initiate contact with your Little on a consistent basis to schedule activities
Meet consistently with your Little for at least 12 months
Maintain ongoing communication with the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff