Big Brothers Big Sisters pair adult volunteers with youth ages six through 13 in the hope that the relationship will have a lasting impact on the life of the young person.
The local chapter, run by Family Services of Northwest Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 to mentor local youth.
Oftentimes, the participating youth come from single parent homes. The goal of the mentor relationship is to establish a positive role model in their lives.
Family Services asks the potential big brothers and sisters commit to a year of volunteering. Volunteers are asked to spend four to six hours with their “little” each month.
To volunteer, you must be a resident of Erie County and have a valid driver’s license. Volunteers must complete an application and training process.
To find out more, visit Family Services’ website.
Photo courtesy of Family Services of Northwest Pennsylvania