Volunteering is fun! Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you will ever do.
It's easy, too. Your Little can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as:
- Shooting hoops
- Playing a board game
- Sharing a pizza
- Taking a walk in the park
- Or just hanging out and talking.
Volunteering just 4 hours a month can change a young person's life.
Depending on the program you're in, you will meet your Little in the community or at one of our site-based programs in Cathedral City, Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, or Palm Springs. Learn more about our programs.
Little Brothers and Little Sisters are the best reasons to volunteer. Littles come from all kinds of backgrounds. Some are really little (as young as six) and some are teenagers. Some may live on your block and some a few miles away. What do they all have in common?
They need the friendship and guidance of someone like YOU.
"As a Big, you're simply a friend. Your friendship fits your lifestyle. Busy people of all ages can get involved-choose the program that works best for you!"
- Ron, age 54, Big Brother
How to apply: The easiest and fastest way to get started is to call our office, at (760) 568-3977. A Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you. You'll need to:
- Written Application
- Provide three references
- Participate in an in-person interview
- Have a background check performed
- Attend Orientation/Training
We're here to help.
Have a question? Don't worry. Our trained staff will be happy to guide you through the application process. And when it's time to make a match we'll help you meet a Little who shares your interests - and we'll support you all the way. We'll even give you some great ideas for activities that other Bigs and Littles have enjoyed through the years!
You've been thinking about getting involved. Now you know the importance of volunteering, how easy it is and how much your help is needed. Why not apply to be a Big today?