Being a Mentor is a BIG thing, and it's the little everyday moments that go a long way.

Eligibility Requirements for Volunteer Mentors

  • At least 19 years old
  • Open-minded and non-judgmental
  • Open to diversity
  • Willing to invest a minimum of 18 months (Community-Based Program).
  • Able to spend 6 – 8 hours monthly (Community-Based Program), 2 hours monthly (Real Skills Ready and Waiting 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.