In the community-based mentoring program mentors share in a long term friendship with their “little.” Volunteers offer one year participation to meet with their “little” on a weekly basis at the convenience of both parties. This program is highly flexible and allows for endless possibilities.
Matches get to know each other by having fun doing activities out in the community. Taking a walk, helping bake cookies, going fishing and catching a movie are some of the ways matches develop their friendship.
A site-based program is operated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region in conjunction with local schools and organizations. In the site based mentoring program, volunteers visit a site near their home or work and are paired with a student on a one-to-one basis. These weekly meetings may occur on or off campus depending upon the age of the child. Matches usually meet for an hour over the lunch hour or after school, for the duration of the school year.
Activities such as games, crafts, sports, reading and using the computer help develop a relationship with your little brother or sister while fostering their skill development, confidence, interest in learning and the importance of education.