The safety of your child is your highest priority.
It’s no different at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Making the best possible match between Little and Big is critical to the growth and development of a child. But before we begin the matching process, we start by thoroughly screening potential Bigs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters National Standards of Excellence require each volunteer to complete an extensive screening process that includes:
- Completion of a formal application
- Background and reference checks
- An in-person interview
- An orientation and training process that outlines the individualized needs of your child and provides information and resources on how to encourage your child's development
BBBS also provides child safety instruction to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Starting in spring of 2023, parents/guardians are required to take the online training "Your Child’s Personal Safety" before their child can be matched with a Big. Throughout the life of the match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child's Big. It’s the best way to build a strong relationship that will have the greatest impact on your child’s future success.