Volunteering Is Fun, Big Time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a youth’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

There are 60 youth in Elkhart County waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family.

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Volunteering just 4-8 hours a month

with a youth can start something amazing- for both you and a Little.

How you can volunteer

Men can be a Big Brother, matched with a Little Brother. Women can be a Big Sister, matched with a Little Sister. But did you know that you can also be a Big Couple or a Big Family?

As a Big Couple, you and your significant other will volunteer together and will be matched with one youth. By being a Big Couple, you can impact a youth’s life without sacrificing time with your significant other. As a Big Family, you’ll have the same advantages of being a Big Couple, with the added benefit of instilling the value of volunteering to your youth.

Either way, you’ll spend a few hours per month sharing fun activities you both enjoy. Matches typically see each other 2-3 times a month, and it’s flexible based on your schedule.

Become A Big Today

Get Started

There are many other ways to start something today!

Make A Donation
  • Make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County, online or offline.
  • You can also impact our future with a gift to our endowment at the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.
Make A Donation
Recruit Mentors
  • Host a Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Recruitment Presentation at your office, place of worship or within your social group.
Support Match Activites
  • Donate tickets or gift certificates for our Bigs and Littles to attend local events, enjoy area attractions, or a special night out.
  • Offer a discount or special promotion through your business just for Bigs and Littles.
  • Use your talents, interests or hobbies to host an event for matches or Littles on the waiting list.