Mission Statement: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Brief Agency Overview: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin matches children facing adversity with consistent, responsible, adult mentors. We are the oldest, largest, and most well-respected youth mentoring organization in America.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday. On occasion, our jobs take us out of the office.
Contact Person: Lori Dombrowski
List of Programs, descriptions, eligibility requirements, and costs of each:
Community Based Mentoring program: Mentors (Bigs) and youth (Littles) get together approximately 2-4 times per month for 1-3 hours. Matches may do a variety of activities together including bowling, attending a local community event together, getting ice cream, or just talking about their day. They plan their outings together around their own schedules. The role of a Big Brother or Big Sister to be a healthy role model and friend to a child.
Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and interview as well as pass background checks, reference checks, and a home assessment.
Leadership Council Member: Similar to a board member position, Leadership Council members assist with fundraising, recruitment of volunteers, and educating community members about our program. Meetings take place approximately six times per year.
Leadership Council Members are required to complete an application as well as pass a background check.
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based program Big Brother or Big Sister, Leadership Council Member