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Make a Connection. Make a Difference.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters are adult friends and role models for children who are in need of additional support and guidance. By reaching out to a child, you can make a meaningful connection that will make a difference in his or her life and in the community.


A "match" is made with a child based on a volunteer's and a child's needs, preferences, interests and hobbies. The program allows some flexibility regarding time commitment, but all community-based volunteers must meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Available to participate in activities with a child on a regular, consistent basis
  • Able to make a minimum one-year commitment once matched
  • Able to commit at least 3 – 5 hours of time every other week


If you’re interested in becoming a Big, please complete this form, or call us at 207.773.5437 (773.KIDS).  If  for some reason the form link does not work, please call!


Not ready to become a Big? Learn about other ways you can get involved.

School-Based Mentoring Program

What are you doing after school or on your lunch hour? Do you have one hour a week to make a big difference in the life of a child?


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is looking for caring adults and older youth to participate in an innovative school-based mentoring program. Become a friend to a child who needs your guidance — one hour a week throughout the school year is all it takes.


We'll match you with a child at an area school and provide training and ongoing support during the school year. All you need to do to qualify is complete an application and one-on-one interview with a program coordinator, and attend a brief training session. Personal references and background checks are also required for all applicants.

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