FIND YOUR IDEAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

BE A MENTOR

Young people need support now more than ever.

We’re seeking caring adults like you who recognize the promise of Twin Cities youth. People who see the best in them, who support their dreams, who are there to listen and care. Find the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you and get started on doing something big today!

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Find your ideal volunteer opportunity by answering the questions below. Your results will provide information about each program and the requirements to volunteer. If you still have questions, register for a virtual Info Session to learn more.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities!

Unfortunately, you must be at least 16 years or older to volunteer with us as a youth mentor. We hope you'll consider reconnecting with us in the future.  



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COMMUNITY-BASED 

Our community-based mentoring program pairs caring adults like you (“Bigs”) with children ages 8 to 13 (“Littles”). Volunteers can participate individually or as a "Big Couple" (i.e. with a spouse or significant other).


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FREE ARTS

Our Free Arts program inspires young people to discover and express themselves through art. Caring adult volunteers, like you, engage kids in art projects at one of more than 20 Twin Cities partner sites. 


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SITE-BASED

Our site-based program pairs caring adults like you (“Bigs”) with children ages 8 to 13 (“Littles”) to meet one-on-one. In this program, matches meet at the Little’s school or the Big’s workplace instead of out in the community.


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GRAD COACHES

Our Grad Coaches program supports high school students in strengthening academic skills, improving study habits, cultivating healthy peer relationships, and developing plans for a career or post-secondary education.


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Community-Based Program

Our community-based mentoring program pairs caring adults like you (“Bigs”) with children ages 8 to 13 (“Littles”). Volunteers can participate individually or as a “Big Couple” (i.e. with a spouse or significant other). Each pair or “match” develops a unique relationship based on their interests, hobbies, and values.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
In order to volunteer in our community-based program, you must:

PLEASE NOTE
At this time, our immediate volunteer needs are men (particularly BIPOC), women in Brooklyn Center and St. Paul areas, and Spanish speakers.

If you fall outside of these demographics and choose to move forward with your application in our community-based program, it could take six or more months before we are able to match you with a waiting Little.

Alternatively, we encourage you to consider volunteering in one of our other three mentoring programs (Free Arts, Grad Coaches, Site-Based Mentoring).

LEARN MORE BY WATCHING THE VIDEO BELOW

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Free Arts Program

Our Free Arts program inspires young people to discover and express themselves through art. Caring adult volunteers, like you, engage kids in art projects at one of more than 20 Twin Cities partner sites.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
In order to be a Free Arts volunteer, you must:

LEARN MORE BY WATCHING THE VIDEO BELOW

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Site-Based Program

Our site-based program pairs caring adults like you (“Bigs”) with children ages 8 to 13 (“Littles”) to meet one-on-one. In this program, matches meet at the Little’s school or the Big’s workplace instead of out in the community. We are currently accepting site-based volunteers at schools in Minneapolis, Columbia Heights, and Maplewood.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
In order to volunteer in our site-based program, you must:

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Grad Coaches Program

Our Grad Coaches program supports high school students in strengthening academic skills, improving study habits, cultivating healthy peer relationships, and developing plans for a career or post-secondary education. We are currently accepting Grad Coach volunteers at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis and HOPE Community Academy in St. Paul. 

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
In order to volunteer in our Grad Coaches program, you must:

LEARN MORE BY WATCHING THE VIDEO BELOW