VOLUNTEER application form

Please provide your basic information and we will forward it to the agency for follow up

  • Volunteer Application Form

    Please fill out the application to the best of your abilities. If you only want to inquire and talk to a caseworker staff, please check "Unsure" under Program of Interest and only fill out the required sections. Casework staff will connect with you within 2 business days of receiving your application (with the exception of the week between Christmas and New Years of any given year). Thank you for your interest in Big Brothers Big Sisters!
  • Please select all programs you may be interested in (hold down Ctrl to select multiple programs). Please note that for Traditional Big, Couples and Family Mentoring, we require a police check for anyone over the age of 18 living in your home.
  • Contact Information

  • Employment/Education

  • This can include student.
  • So the agency has an idea of your availability.
  • Other Information

How it Works

How The Volunteering Process Works

The order of the steps in the application and assessment process can vary from agency to agency, but the following is a general overview of the process. You, the volunteer applicant:

  • Completes an application with their local agency
  • Submits a vulnerable sector screen, criminal records check, and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with a staff member at the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency
  • Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
  • Successfully completes an orientation and child safety training
  • Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
  • If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality
The Matching Process

Similar to the application and assessment process, the matching process can vary from agency to agency and from program to program, but in general:

  • The caseworker, now familiar with the volunteer and the children and youth waiting to be matched, discusses a potential match with the volunteer, the child or youth, and, depending on the program, with the family
  • The caseworker arranges for a meeting between the child or youth, the volunteer mentor, and often the parent or guardian

If everyone agrees, the match can begin!