Volunteer to Start Something

Be a Big Brother—give a Little something backYou have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.


We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. Big Brothers are in high demand. So, Start Something BIG.

For 2-4 hours, 2-4 times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing at the park, going to a ball game, or just hanging out together.


Why do we need Big Brothers?
More than 70% of our children waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in a boy's life. So join the hundreds of thousands of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to. And learn why so many are now saying, “I get back so much more than I give.”

But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles right here. And if you still have questions, head over to our Big Brother FAQs for more answers.

Ready to be a Big Brother? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly.

        The Enrollment Process:  

  • ·         Are at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license Live and/or work in Spokane County
  • ·         Enjoyment and concern for children
  • ·         Desire to improve the life of a child
  • ·         Ability to give an 18 month minimum commitment
  • ·         Meet with Little 2-4 times a month, 2-4 hours each time
  • ·         Attend an in-person interview, mentor trainings, complete   background/reference checks, and complete a Home Visit 


For more information about being a Big, please contact Ken Shelton, Customer Relations Specialist / Enrollment & Matching Specialist, at kshelton@nwbigs.org or (509) 328-8312 x214.

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