Position: Volunteer Mentor
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per month, for at least one year.
Application Process: Complete the application form online here.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Visit www.bbbsps.org or call (206) 763-9060
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
More than 70% of our children waiting for a mentor are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 volunteer inquiries come from men. Disproportionally the children we serve and those waiting to be matched are African-American and Hispanic boys.
Simple acts of mentoring yield powerful results. In 2014, the children in our program:
- 91% became more trusting of their parent or guardian
- 92% enhanced relationships with peers
- 97% resisted risky behavior such as the use of drugs and alcohol
- 82% achieved higher educational aspirations
To make the biggest impact on the children we serve, we ask that our mentors commit to at least 1 year in our program.
Mentors provide a young person with the invaluable gift of their friendship and time. You and your mentee will enjoy activities together that are of interest to both of you. You do not have to be a social worker or someone who has extensive child experience to volunteer with us. We are simply looking for people who care about children and have the time to hang out with them.
As a volunteer with us, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by our professional staff. We match you with a young person who has similar interests as you do. This is what makes our organization different makes our organization because we are intentional when it comes to the matching process.
We have an active partnership with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI). We would be happy to match you with a young person through this program. We also offer our traditional community-based program option that serves children 7 to 17 years old.
- The Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative helps to ensure that youth in our communities are safe and that all Seattle youth achieve their full potential. They focus on youth between the ages of 12 and 17.
For more information, visit www.bbbsps.org or call (206) 763-9060.