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Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. Before continuing on to our online application, please read about our commitment and application process below.
Basic Commitment
-minimum of one year matched with a Little
-weekend availability
-two outings a month for four hours each
Application Checklist
  • Submit online application
  • Attend information session
  • Attend interview
Once these steps are complete by the volunteer, our team will fully review all components of the application (including references and background check) and extend offers to those who are a good fit. 
The application and screening process usually takes 2-3 months to complete. If accepted, new Bigs will join our group of future Bigs until an appropriate Little is found. 
Male-identifying Bigs, bilingual Bigs, and Bigs from or willing to travel to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island will likely get matched quicker, as these are the most common needs for our Littles and families.
You must be 21 years or older to volunteer with BBBSNYC. This question requires a valid date format of MM/DD/YYYY.
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Home Address
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Preferred Telephone
Which of the following subway lines are close to your residence?
Race *This question is required.
Language FluencyPlease identify which language(s) you are comfortable speaking.
Are you a military veteran?
Which of the 5 boroughs are you able to volunteer in? *This question is required.Check all that apply.
As part of your background check, BBBS of NYC will reach out to 4 references. A reference should be provided meeting the following criteria (Professional, Friend, Family Member, Significant Other) where applicable. References will have the opportunity to submit their responses via email or phone. Please provide name and contact information below.
Professional ReferencePlease provide a reference from within the past year of employment.
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Friend Reference
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Family Reference
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Significant Other (required only if married, living together, or dating for over one year)
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