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Volunteering Is Fun, Big Time.

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 youth’s future for the better by empowering him or her 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 2-4 hours per month with a youth can start something amazing – for both you and a Little.

Big Families & Big Couples

As a Big Couple, you and your significant other will volunteer together and will be matched with one youth. By being a Big Couple, you can impact a youth’s life without sacrificing time with your significant other.

As a Big Family, you’ll have the same advantages of being a Big Couple, with the added benefit of instilling the value of volunteering to your youth.

Either way, you’ll spend a few hours per month sharing fun activities you both enjoy. Matches typically see each other 2-3 times a month, and it’s flexible based on your schedule.

Big and little sitting on a park bench eating vanilla ice cream cones

Become A Big Today

There are many other ways to start something today!


Consider making a donation today to support making a positive difference in a child’s life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is funded entirely by grants, fundraising events, and personal donations. Support from individuals like you is vital to provide mentors for youth in your community.

All donations are tax-deductible and remain in the Southern Lake Michigan Region. 

Support Match Activities

Donate tickets or gift certificates for our Bigs and Littles to attend local events, enjoy area attractions, or a special night out.

Offer a discount or special promotion through your business just for Bigs and Littles.

Use your talents, interests or hobbies to host an event for matches or Littles on the waiting list.