Big Brothers Big Sisters of Escanaba, MI
 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
1100 Ludington St.
Suite 302
Escanaba, MI 49829
info @ bbbsbayarea.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who are Big Brother and Big

Sister Mentors?

Big Brothers and Big Sisters come from all

walks of life. They are committed to being

positive role models and mentors to children.

They realize the importance of being open,

honest and reliable.

How are volunteers screened for

safety?

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcome sincere, caring

volunteers and strive to ensure they are of good

character. Prior to being matched with a child, legal

and driver's license checks are conducted.

Prospective volunteers must attend an orientation,

provide character references, and be interviewed

by a trained, professional program coordinator.

 

What happens after a match is made?

Once a volunteer is matched with a Little, a program coordinator

provides support to the match with regular

contacts to the volunteer, parent and Little.

Program Coordinator provide guidance, ideas for activities,

and feedback on how the volunteer is making

a difference.

How long does it take to match a volunteer

once application has been

made?

On average it takes 4-6 weeks to match a

new volunteer. During this time, the following

components are completed before the

Match Introduction.

• Orientation

• Legal check

• Reference check

• Personal interview

• Match selection

What factors are considered when

matching a child with a volunteer?

Matches are made based on: personality, similar

interests, strength of the volunteer and needs of the

child, personal preferences of all parties involved,

age, race, and religion.

Are there fees for the families of Littles

and/or the volunteers?

Services are free of charge for both Bigs and Littles.

Volunteers incur some costs associated with activities

they choose to engage in with their Littles. Matches

are encouraged to focus on spending time together,

sharing simple day-to-day experiences.

How is the operating budget raised?

Funding for the Big Brothers Big Sisters is made possible

through the generosity of the community via

fundraising activities, the United Way, various philanthropic

sources such as foundations and trusts, grant

allocations and contributions from individual donors,

special clubs and organizations.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Calendar of Events

Event Links

Community Mentoring: Be a friend and mentor to a child
School-Based Mentoring: Go back to school and experience being a kid again

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