Volunteer Your Time
Want to become a Big Brother or a Big Sister?! The first step in the application process
is about a 10-minute phone orientation. Call the agency at (610) 373-5544 and talk to one
of our staff members. They will talk with you about the application process, the minimum eligibility requirements, and
our programs; will answer any of your questions; and will get what information we need to send you an application.
ADULT VOLUNTEER - MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Be at least 19 years of age (18 if attending college where a BBBS program is in place).
Be a resident of Berks County or attending school in Berks County.
Be gainfully employed or self-sufficient (or a full-time student in Berks
Have access to a car, possess a valid driver's
license, a good driving history, and proof of car insurance.
Be willing to complete the BBBS application/training process in its entirety.
Be willing to make a one-year commitment to the agency.
Be willing to commit to: the ONE-TO-ONE mentoring program (about 8-10 hours per month),
the SMART school-based mentoring program (about 4-5 hours per month), or the COUL program (minimum of 6 activities per year).
Be willing to attend any support/training workshops or meetings required
by BBBS (see below for initial training schedule).
willing to cooperate with the agency in the supervision/monitoring process of the mentoring match relationship.
NOTE: Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Casework
Manager with approval from the agency Executive Director.