Monroe County Volunteer

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Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?

Our process is quite simple.  Volunteers are asked to:

  • Complete an application
  • Provide us with four references
  • Complete the necessary clearances
  • And participate in an interview.

All of this allows us to get to know you, your skills and talents to help us to make the best possible matches.

There are two programs available in Monroe County:

  • Community Based Program
    • Match activities are at times mutually convenient for the parent, child and volunteer
    • Activities take place in the community
  • School Based Program
    • currently takes place at J. M. Hill Elementary in the East Stroudsburg School District
    • Program runs from September through May one day a week after school
    • Volunteers come to the school, and meet with the “Littles” for about an hour a week after the regular school day
    • They work on homework, enjoy a snack, play board games, talk.

There are 28 boys ready and waiting to be matched with Big Brothers in Monroe County right now … that’s double the number of girls waiting for a Big Sister. You can also make a donation to help fund the careful one-to-one matching and ongoing professional mentoring support unique to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Your gift will help match a child facing adversity with an adult mentor.  The gift you make today will lead to successful outcomes for that child and his or her community.

Whether you get involved as a volunteer or as a donor, we welcome and thank you for your support!

To volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters – Click Here!