So many ways to get started.

Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the county.

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters supports the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Igniting potential begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. We pair children, ages 7 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

As a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can choose to be Matched in either a Community-Based Program or in our Operation Bigs Program, serving children in military families on (or near) base.

Here is an overview of our programs:

Community Mentoring: Our traditional program of one-to-one mentoring takes place in the neighborhoods and communities that the volunteer and child live in. Bigs and Littles get together at least 2 times a month for 2-4 hours each time. Children from ages 7-17 can enroll at no cost.

Operation Bigs (Community Mentoring): This specialized program is for children with an active-duty military, veteran, or fallen parent, who could benefit from an added layer of support, during deployment, transition or loss.

Operation Bigs: Bigs meet one hour each week with their Little during the school year, after school hours. Operation Bigs serves children who have an active duty military parent, often those with a deployable parent and committed to providing the critical support needed to children who have sacrificed so much. Learn More >

For more information about all of our programs, contact Claudia Aldano Robles, Program Director, at ClaudiaA@SDBigs.org.