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Please Note: Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, all interviews, and new match meetings and matches activities are being conducted online until further notice. 

Eligibility

Is your child between the ages of 6-17 and lives in Vermont? Are they struggling socially, emotionally or academically? Are they striving to reach a specific goal? Doe they just need someone to talk to?And...Do they want a Big Brother/Big Sister?

Complete our quick enrollment form and speak to a BBBS VT staff member

Safe, Quality Matches

Are you a professional who works with children and are interested in referring a child to our program?

 

Click the button below to tell us more. (Must have parent/guardian permission to refer a child).

Your child's safety is our number one priority. 

Volunteer Bigs are required to complete an extensive screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal application

  • Background, reference and driving record checks

  • An in-person interview

  • A professional assessment of the volunteer's suitability to work with a child

  • A volunteer orientation; and

  • Pre-match training that outlines healthy relationship development, child safety and the individual needs of your child. 

  

Parent Involvement

Parents are crucial partners in their child's mentor match. 

 

Throughout the time your child is matched, our professional staff will be in regular communication with you, your child and your child's Big. It's the best way to build a strong relationship that will have the greatest impact on your child's future success.​