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 child’s future for the better by empowering them 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.
Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started.
Role of a Big:
Emphasize friendship over changing the behavior of the child.
Be consistent and dependable.
Focus on fun.
Acknowledge that positive impact on the child comes after the relationship is built.
Have realistic expectations.
Put the child's safety and well being first.
Set a good example for your Little.
Share your strengths and recognize your imperfections...Bigs are not meant to be perfect.