How to Become a Mentor:
Step 1: Apply
To apply to be a Community-Based mentor, CLICK HERE to complete an application. Once we receive your application, a Match Support Specialist will be assigned to help you with the rest of the process.
Step 2: Schedule Training
All volunteers are required to attend volunteer training to learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters before acceptance as a Big.
Step 3: Schedule Interview
Once you apply, a Match Support Specialist will reach out to schedule an in-person interview. Prior to scheduling, all volunteers are required to complete their Child Abuse History Clearance, Criminal Record Check, and FBI Fingerprints. We will share more information on each of these background checks.
Step 4: Get Matched
Following the completion of your interview, training, background checks, and references, your file will be reviewed for approval. Matches are made based on shared interests, proximity, and preferences. A Match Support Specialist will reach out to you when a match is found.
Automobile Insurance Requirements:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA requires that each volunteer maintain the following minimum personal automobile insurance:
Volunteer Inquiry Form
Want to know more about Big Brothers Big Sisters? Just fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you shortly.