Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle
For the first time ever, BBBST began interviewing volunteers and leading orientations via videoconferencing software. Perhaps most importantly, we are keeping child safety as our #1 priority and our Match Support Specialists will continue to serve as a hub for hundreds of families—providing resources for those who may be affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and anxiety due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19. Now, perhaps more than ever, the mission and the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters are evident and urgent. As we continue to navigate the myriad of challenges we anticipate in the coming months, I want to reassure you that BBBST will be guided by a purpose and a plan:
- If you’re a donor, know that your funds will be used responsibly as we continue to serve hundreds of youth and their families during this time of need.
- If you’re an event registrant, we’ll prioritize your safety, and we will keep you up to speed on the latest developments on Bowl for Kids’ Sake and other events. Right now we have decided to postpone Bowl For Kids’ Sake and we will send out more details soon.
- If you’re a mentor, we’ll provide resources for your Little and his/her/their family, as well as information to help you stay connected during this time of limited social interactions.
- And, if you’re in the process of becoming a mentor or mentee—during the COVID-19 Pandemic-we provide web-based enrollment, matching and match engagement, until we can safely resume in-person contact and services.
For more than 20 years, BBBST has been Eastern North Carolina’s premier mentoring organization, defending the potential of future leaders in the community by matching at-risk youth (Littles), ages 6-14, with committed adult mentors (Bigs). We partner with parents/guardians and others in the Triangle community to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
With Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, you could become a Big Brother or a Big Sister. Big Brothers and Big Sisters meet with their Little a few hours every month and serve as a positive role model.
To become a Big you must be 18 years old and be able to complete enrollment process.
- Sign up & attend an orientation
- Background check & interview
- Match time