Be A Big

Change a child's life for the better, forever.

Volunteering is fun, big time.

We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. Big Brothers especially are in high demand.

For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship.
By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their life. We have many programs that offer many different options.
Just as your options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential. But don’t just take it from us.
Read our Big Impacts match stories of Bigs & Littles for some amazing stories of what it means to be a role model.
For more information about being a Big, contact Nikki Perkinson at 540-345-9604 or


Ready to be a Big?

Check out our program options in your community.
So many of our Bigs tell us that becoming a Big was the best decision they ever made.
What are you waiting for?

Roanoke Mentoring Programs

Our agency has been matching Bigs and Littles in Roanoke for more than 60 years. We continue to advance our programming to provide the best experience for our Matches. Learn about all the opportunities to be a Big in Roanoke:

  • Community Based Mentoring Program
  • School Based Mentoring Program
  • Oliver Hill Mentoring Program
  • Outdoor Explorers Mentoring Program
  • Bigs in Blue Mentoring Program

Montgomery County Mentoring Programs

In August 2016, we launched the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Mentoring Program. This workplace mentoring program focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) exploration through mentoring relationships. This program takes place at our STEM Lab at the VTCRC. Learn more about both mentoring programs in the Blacksburg area:

  • Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Mentoring Program
  • Bigs in Blue Mentoring Program


Pulaski Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 500 children over the past 4 years in the Pulaski County School Based Mentoring Program. Our program is in all the schools in the Pulaski County school system. Bigs spend time with their Littles in school during school hours. Learn more about how you can make a difference in Pulaski. Learn more about both mentoring programs in the Pulaski area:

  • Pulaski County School Based Mentoring Program
  • Bigs in Blue Mentoring Program