Becoming a Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor is as simple as 1-2-3:

Mentor Requirements and Responsibilities

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Self-Assessment Checklist

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Application & Assessment Process

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The Application and Assessment Process

The volunteer applicant:

  • Completes a prescreening questionnaire (Community-Based Programs only)
  • Submits a written application to their local agency
  • Submits a police record check and three or four references
  • Participates in a one-to-one interview with a BBBSO staff member

  • Depending on the program, may be asked to participate in an assessment of their home environment
  • Successfully completes an orientation and child safety training
  • Is notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance
  • If accepted as a volunteer mentor, signs an agreement of confidentiality