Be a Big.
Give a Little something back.

You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

Become a Big    

Go big.

We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Big Brothers especially are in high demand.

For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their life. Play a board game. Make fun crafts. Hit the playground together. Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential. But don’t just take it from us. Read our Big Impacts match stories of Bigs & Littles for some amazing stories of what it means to be a role model. And if you still have questions, head over to our FAQs for more answers.

Ready to be a Big? Just fill out our simple online inquiry form. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly. So many of our Bigs tell us that becoming a Big was the best decision they ever made. What are you waiting for?

Basic Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be willing to commit to meeting regularly with your Little (at least four hours per month) for at least a full calendar year from the date you are matched.
  • Decide whether you’d like to participate in the community-based program or school-based program.
  • Attend a volunteer orientation and pre-match training session at our office
  • Provide three to four references with whom our agency can speak by phone and consent to a background check.
  • You must be willing to come to our office, located at 123 E. Main St. in Lafayette, for an extended personal interview.

Know someone who would make a great Big Brother? 

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for more men to be mentors. We have boys ready and waiting to be matched with a role model. So tell the guys you know to sign up to become Bigs. They can do all the fun things they love to do already, like see movies, play video games, and go hiking, only now they'd get to enjoy it with a child who can truly benefit from it. 

More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who give a young person someone to look up to. 

  Get involved as a donor

You can support Big Brothers Big Sisters by making a donation to help fund the careful one-to-one matching and ongoing mentoring support unique to our programs. The gift you make today will help a child facing adversity avoid risky behaviors, perform better in school, improve their interactions with others, and increase their self-confidence.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.