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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast
428 C Street,  Suite G
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-445-4871
Fax: 707-445-1405

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Volunteer » Become a Big

Click here And Take the First Steps to Becoming a BIG!!

Being a Big is a fun and rewarding experience!

By giving just a bit of your time each month to a local child, you can help realize their potential.

BBBSNC staff matches Big Brothers and Sisters with Little Brothers and Sisters who have similar interests and compatible schedules. It's up to each match to decide when to get together and what to do. Some matches enjoy sharing outdoor activities like riding bikes, hiking, and going to the beach while others prefer to stay in and bake cookies, watch movies, or play video games. Every match is provided ongoing support and supervision by an Enrollment/Match Support Specialist. Bigs can count on the Enrollment/Match Support Specialist for positive feedback, activity ideas, and conflict resolution.
Successful Mentoring is Pretty Simple:
Be available,
Show you care,
Have fun!

Community-Based Mentoring is great for volunteers who:  
are 18 years of age or older,
are patient, open-minded, and active,
would enjoy spending 8-12 hours a month with a youth facing adversity,
have a car they can use to get around,
have skills and hobbies they would like to share with a child,
and can commit to their match for a minimum of one year.
Site Based Mentoring is great for volunteers who:
are 16 years of age or older,
would like to meet at a consistent designated site, at a designated time,
are available to meet for 1 hour a week during the after-school program hours,
enjoy playing board games, sports, crafts, helping with homework,
And can commit to their match for a minimum of one school year.

  1. Volunteer Application: Complete the volunteer application.   Click Here
  2. High School Big Application: Complete the High School Big Site Based application
    Click here
  3. Volunteer Interview and Training: An Enrollment and Match Support Specialist (EMSS) will contact you to arrange an interview once we receive your application.
  4. Background Check: At the interview, the EMSS will explain how to complete the background check. We may also arrange to visit your home to make sure it is safe for children.
  5. References: We will contact the references you provided on the Volunteer Application.
  6. Matching Process: Matches are made based on location, common interests, needs, personalities and preferences.
An Enrollment/Match Support Specialist from our office would be happy to answer any questions you have and tell you more about our programs. Our office is open Monday-Thursday 10-4pm; however, many of our appointments take us out of the office, so we encourage you to give us a call before coming down for a visit. If you are ready to apply, please print and complete the Big Application above.
Little Moments, Big Magic

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