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Big Brothers Big Sisters- Become a Mentor in 2021

Volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & Southern Tier
Credit: Big Brothers Big Sisters

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & Southern Tier is kicking -off  a year-long celebration of the agency's 50th Anniversary. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & Southern Tier was founded in 1971 and since then has provided one-to-one mentoring to a total of 12,500 children facing adversity in the WNY community. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for people interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, a Big Brother or Big Sisters to a local child.  This year due to COVID 19 there are more children in need of mentors.  

Big Brother Big Sister volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to make at least a 1-year commitment to seeing the child at least 2-3 times per month. In response to COVID-19, you can become a volunteer virtually and once you’ve completed the application process, you can meet and start to interact with your Little using virtual platforms such as phone calls, text messages, video chats and many other ways until you are able to meet in-person safely. 

Credit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and Southern Tier
Big Brothers Big Sisters - volunteer mentor video chat with litte sister.

Now is the time to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. To get started, or for more information about becoming a volunteer mentor, call (716) 873-5833 or visit BiggerTogether.org

Online Volunteer Information Sessions are also available and held Tuesdays at Noon (or by request) – video chat or call in to find out how you, or someone you know, can be a mentor, a Big Brother or Big Sister, to a child in your community. To register for a session or to learn more, contact Ally at acostanza@beafriend.org.