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Changing Lives for the Better, Forever

In this program, volunteers and youth are matched in a one-to-one relationship and see each other on average once a week for an outing in the community. The time, place, and activity are mutually agreed upon between the volunteer and the family. The activities might include going to the park, playing basketball, visiting the library, baking cookies, or just spending time talking together. The volunteer is responsible for transporting the child to and from the child’s home for the outing.
Some Bigs meet their Little on the weekends. Others get together in the evening during the week. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
Commitment: One year with a once-weekly commitment of about 2 hours.
Age requirement to volunteer: 18

What do we achieve?

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact

Whom do we serve?

We seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity between 6 and 18 years old who live in Winchester City, Frederick and Clarke Counties. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and all backgrounds in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

What do we do?

Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child facing adversity is carefully matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, changes lives for the better forever.

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.