Be a Big Brother

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You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

Go big.

We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. Big Brothers are in high demand. So, Start Something.

For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing catch, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

Why do we need Big Brothers?

More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy’s life. So join the hundreds of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to each year. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

A call to Hispanic and African-American men.

Disproportionately the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are African-American and Hispanic boys.  Their parents seek our support, knowing a Big Brother can recognize their son’s potential and model positive choices that put him on the path for success in and out of school.

But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles right here. And if you still have questions, head over to our Big Brother FAQs for more answers.

Ready to be a Big Brother? Enter your zip code into the form below.
Once you decide to move forward, your interview will be scheduled. Here is a list of what you will need to bring to your interview:

  1. Volunteer paperwork packet
  2. Your Driver’s License
  3. Proof of auto insurance
  4. One time, non-refundable Application Fee – $30.00  (Excluding High School Bigs program)
  5. References: You will need to provide three to four references who can speak to your ability to be a mentor.

For more information about being a Big, please contact Louie, Recruitment Specialist, at or (858) 536-4900 x202.

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