We're recruiting Miami University students and High School students from across Butler County for our 2020-2021 academic year site-based mentoring programs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our site-based program activities will occur virtually until or unless on-site activities are safe to continue. This page contains information about volunteer opportunities and how to apply.


Miami University Students

We're recruiting Miami University students from all campuses (Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester) to be volunteer mentors ("Bigs") to elementary school students ("Littles") throughout Butler County. Bigs meet 1:1 with their Littles in a group environment, helping them to work toward their goals and empowering their potential.

How does it work?

Normally, our student Bigs volunteer on-site at a local elementary school once a week during the academic year; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Bigs will be mentoring their Littles virtually. For more information about getting involved, text "MU Big" to 513-291-3283, or email Stephanie Ipp, Community Outreach Manager, at Stephanie.Ipp@bbbsbutler.org.


High School Students

Students 14 years old and older may volunteer as a mentor for elementary-aged youth. Student mentors ("Bigs") are matched with elementary school students ("Littles") in their school district. Normally, Bigs and Littles meet 1:1 once per week after school in a group setting to work on academic goals and to spend quality time together; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these mentoring sessions will happen virtually. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are interested in gaining valuable volunteer experience in a nationally-recognized and evidence-based mentoring program.

How do I learn more or sign up?

Text "HS Big" to 513-857-1491, or email Katy Roberts, Engagement Specialist, at Katy.Roberts@bbbsbutler.org