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Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do . . . not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or, just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is that you enjoy, odds are, you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Ready to get started? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you to explain the enrollment process and arrange for your in-person interview.

Our Programs

Mentor 2.0

Mentor 2.0 is a Big Brothers Big Sisters’ technology-enriched 1-to-1 youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. Each student will attend weekly classes to learn about self-advocacy, critical thinking, and goal-setting. Volunteers will communicate online with their students to discuss and support their learning for the previous week. Volunteers will also attend monthly events at their student’s school, further enhancing that month’s curriculum topic. These interactions and the Mentor 2.0 curriculum will help the student aspire to attend college, navigate the college experience, and build the necessary skills that lead to college success.

Mentor 2.0 Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • At least 2 years of college
  • Have a desire to help a high school student reach career and college goals

If you are interested in this program, and you would like to help mentor a high school student from their freshmen to senior year, click here: MENTOR 2.0

Community Based Mentoring

“Bigs” and “Littles” spend 2-3 hours, 2-3 times per month, having fun together in and around Tucson. You might play in the park, attend a U of A basketball game, or go out to eat. You and your Little Brother or Sister can share activities you both already enjoy, or try new things together. Plan your outings whenever it’s convenient for you!

Being a Big is all about sharing enjoyable experiences with a child. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money, or any special skills. All you need is a willingness to be a friend to a child who needs a positive role model. Bigs consistently tell us that they “get back more than they give” – and having a Big changes a child’s life for the better, forever!

Community Mentor Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Have graduated high school or have obtained a GED
  • Own your own car
  • Have current car insurance

If you are interested in this program, click below to apply