What do student Bigs do?

Student Bigs provide friendship and encouragement to an elementary-aged child through guided mentoring activities. The Big talks with their Little, helps them with homework, and participates in fun and stimulating activities led by a Big Brothers Big Sisters coordinator. Younger children look up to high school and college students and enjoy spending time with them! The friendship of a Student Big makes Littles feel valued and more confident in themselves and their abilities. 


Mentoring Opportunities for 2022-2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters is accepting applications for Student Bigs to volunteer at in-person mentoring programs during the 2022-2023 academic year. Mentoring sessions occur once per week after school, for 90 minutes at a time. Program sessions are available in the Talawanda, Hamilton, Fairfield, Edgewood, and Lakota school districts. This is a great opportunity to earn valuable volunteer service hours with a nationally-recognized program!


Am I eligible?

This volunteer opportunity is open to students from all Butler County high schools and colleges/universities:

  • Student Bigs must be in 9th grade or above starting in the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Students Bigs must be able to commit to 90 minutes per week for the entire academic year; programs don't meet during the summer or holiday breaks
  • Student Bigs must have access to transportation to and from the mentoring site


How do I learn more or sign up?

High School Students: Text "HS Big" to 513-857-1491, or email Jessica Huentelman at Jessica.Huentelman@bbbsbutler.org.

Miami University Students: Text "MU Big" to 513-402-0227, or email Amy Perry at Amy.Perry@bbbsbutler.org.

Cincinnati State-Middletown Students: Text "Cincy State Big" to 513-402-0227, or email Amy Perry at Amy.Perry@bbbsbutler.org.