Thursday, September 20, 2012

Start the School Year off Right!

We're halfway through September but there is still time to sign up for some of our awesome programs here at Big Brothers Big Sisters! The beginning of the school year is a great time to be matched up with a little brother or sister- help them start the school year of right and mentor them through out the year.

Here are some quick FAQs about BBBS, if you want to read the whole list visit our website

What kind of programs are available?
  • We make matches in three different programs: Community-Based, School Buddies and Mother to Mother

What are the volunteer requirements?
  • Community-Based Bigs:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Have no more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years (if planning on transporting your Little).
    • Can provide proof of car insurance (if planning on transporting your Little).
    • Have not been convicted of a felony within the past 5 years.
    • Have not been convicted of a gross misdemeanor in the past 3 years or any misdemeanors in the past year.
    • No crimes against children. Ever.
    • No sexual crimes. Ever.
    • No violent crimes against another person. Ever.
    • No current illegal drug or illegal alcohol use.
    • Attend an orientation
  • School Buddies Bigs
    • Must be at least a Sophomore in High School or older.
    • Must have Parent Permission if under the age of 18.
    • Meet the same requirements as Community-Based Bigs (with the exception of the driving record).
    • Attend an orientation
    • Be fingerprinted
  • Mother to Mother
    • This is a new program, so we're still working out the details! e-mail if you are interested.

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