Traditional Mentoring

What is the “Traditional Mentoring” Program? 

An adult volunteer mentors a child between the ages of 7 and 16, spending one-on-one time together twice a month. Through activities like playing ball, catching up over lunch and going to the park, life-changing friendships are built. Having the friendship and support of a mentor opens a child’s eyes to new possibilities.

What are the eligibility requirements for being a mentor?

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Pass a background check
  •  Have a valid CA drivers license
  • Commit to at least one year in the program

What is the Process to become a Big Brother or Sister? 

  • Join us at a Volunteer Information Session;
  • Come in for a interview, so we can answer your questions and get to know you better;
  • Get Matched with a compatible youth ages 7-16;
  • Meet with your Little Brother/Sister twice a month and receive ongoing support and access to exclusive BBBS events and activities!

Who are the “Littles”? 

Little Brothers and Sisters are youth from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances, who are facing one or more socioeconomic risk indicators. All youth in our program want a mentor in their lives.

Every child is born with potential, but they need a positive role model in their lives to help them reach their biggest possible futures. Stand with us to empower and inspire their potential.


Big Brother Big Sisters of San Diego County is excited to partner with the Center for Jewish Care at Jewish Family Service (JFS) to enhance mentorship support for the children of the San Diego Jewish community.