Get to know us!

Watch this 6-minute video to learn more about our programs and the many ways we’re here to support your mentoring journey!

Tell us about you!

Fill out this brief questionnaire so we can help guide you to next steps!

Let’s connect!

Once we’ve collected your application materials, we’ll contact you to schedule a time to connect further to get to know you even better, ensuring we have the information we need to make the perfect match for you.

The BEST step!

Get matched with your “Little”!

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides ongoing guidance and oversees the development of your match to support you and your “Little” on this journey!

Wondering what being a “Big” is all about?

Being a “Big” involves committing to spending time with your “Little”. We ask that you connect with your Little at least twice a month, for at least two hours each time, for a minimum of a year. Being a “Big” isn’t about grand gestures or expensive activities; it’s about the simple joy of spending quality time and building connection with your “Little”.

So who are the “Littles”?

“Littles” are children and teenagers, aged 7 to 18 from various backgrounds, including 57% from single-parent homes, 16% from military families (learn more about Operation Bigs here), and 9% with an incarcerated parent. Currently, there are over 220 “Littles” waiting for a “Big” like you in San Diego County. Each and every waiting “Little” has expressed excitement about being matched and is ready to find their perfect “Big”!

Once you’re matched…

Big Brothers Big Sisters offers regular match outing opportunities, post-high school readiness support, as well as health and wellness opportunities. We also provide ongoing guidance (with monthly check-ins), answer questions, offer tools, and oversee the development of your match. We’re here to support you and your “Little” on this journey!

We are deeply committed to everyone’s safety. By requiring regular contact with the agency, our team ensures every party in the match (parent/guardian, child and volunteer) feel comfortable, safe and equipped with the tools they need to succeed and thrive in their relationship.

Did you know?

Research shows that “Littles” with “Bigs” feel better prepared to achieve their goals, make decisions and graduate High School. And all it takes to see these incredible outcomes is a bit of time and a lot of heart!

Questions? Ready to get started?

Get started today by completing the steps above or contacting  Gabriel Lopez, Customer Relations Specialist.

Refer A Big!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County’s mission is to ignite the power and promise of local youth, but we can’t do that without the support of caring people like you. At this time, we are making a community-wide call for male volunteers and we need your help in referring potential Bigs to join our program.

If you have someone in mind or if you would like to refer someone in the future, please fill out the form below:

Looking for other ways to volunteer? Our Young Professionals Committee is comprised of young professionals (typically 20s-40s, but all are invited). This is a fun and active group of volunteers (many of which are Bigs themselves) who fundraise and bring awareness exclusively for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Click here to learn more.