Being a Mentor is not about being perfect, it's about being present! It's the little things that have big impact on not just Mentees but also Mentors!

Eligibility Requirements for Volunteer Mentors

  • At least 19 years old
  • Open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Open to diversity
  • Able to spend 2 hours monthly (Real Skills: Ready & Waiting Program), 6 – 8 hours monthly (Community-Based Program),
  • Willing to invest a minimum of 18 months (Community-Based Program).
  • Able to access an insured car, or willing to take public transportation
Big Brother Maurice and Little Brother Malachi

We place a great deal of emphasis on making the best matches between BIGS and Littles.

Our main priority is to build strong, long-term mentoring relationships that provide positive growth for all involved. That is why Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island provides the essential training, tools, and guidance needed for success.

Your presence in a child's life is the most valuable thing you can offer, and that is why BBBSRI encourages Bigs to take their Littles out for low or no cost activities. BBBSRI also provides a free monthly activity that is open to all Matches.