Community Based Mentoring


 

Community-Based Mentoring

Our community-based mentoring program matches responsible adults with under-resourced kids from the community, providing the youth with an additional role model. The Big and Little meet together two to four times a month and spend quality time with one another. The minimum volunteer commitment is one year. It is up to the matches to decide where they will meet and what they will do, but we encourage them to engage in meaningful one-to-one activities. As with all programs Bigs receive on-going support from our staff to help you along the way.

Volunteering just 4 hours a month can ingnite potential in youth in Acadiana!

It's simple too. Big & Littles can share the kinds of activities they already like to do, such as:

Shooting hoops

Playing a board game

Going on a bike ride

Enjoying a pizza

Going to the park

Watching a movie

Baking cookies

And so much more!

Community Based Program Requirements

Child Requirements

(1) Reside in one of the Parishes listed below.

(2) Must be at least six years of age.

(3) Must have a completed application and permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian.

(4) Must agree to have contact with a Big Brothers Big Sisters employee on a monthly basis for the life of his or her match.

(5) Make a minimum of a 12-month commitment.

 

Volunteer Requirements

(1) Volunteers must reside in one of the Parishes listed below & be able to spend an average of 4 hours a month with their Little (about twice a month).

(2) Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

(3) Complete an orientation, submit an application, complete an interview with agency staff, and complete the screening process (layered criminal history record check, fingerprinting and two positive references)

(4) Make a minimum of a 12-month commiment.

(5) Must have your own transportation with car insurance in order to pick-up/ drop-off your Little. 

(6) Must agree to have contact with a Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff Member on a monthly basis for the life of his or her match.

Acadiana Parishes We Serve

Lafayette Parish

St. Martin Parish

St. Landry Parish

Evangeline Parish

Acadia Parish

Iberia Parish

Vermilion Parish