Learn more about the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Based Mentoring program for young people and how you can get involved.
We believe in the value and values
Mentoring is built on caring, respect and the
willingness to listen.
Studies show that mentoring helps young people
stay in school and have the confidence to develop
positive pathways into the future.
Changing young lives
can build strong communities
Building relationships between young people and
caring adults is a good foundation for building strong
communities. Young people feel connected and
want to give back – everybody benefits.
Start something today
Volunteering is one way. A gift of money is another.
Either way, supporting the work of Big Brothers
Big Sisters in your community could be the start
of something big.
Find out more at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.au
Every time you
volunteer or donate to
Big Brothers Big Sisters
in your community
you start something
– and it could be the
start of something big.
What if every young
their potential? imagine what
that could start!
Start something BIG with community
Community based mentoring is the traditional
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring relationship
connecting vulnerable young people aged 7 to 17
years (Littles) with volunteer mentors (Bigs).
Make a real difference in a young person’s life
Bigs and Littles meet a few times a month to spend
some time doing activities together. Through
spending time with their Bigs, Littles are less likely
to drop out of school, end up in jail, or turn to drugs
and alcohol. They also have more self-confidence,
resilience, and independence.
Long-term support for both Bigs and Littles
Every match is fully supported by Big Brothers
Big Sisters through training and support from
a Mentoring Coordinator.
The minimum commitment for a mentoring match
is 12 months, and the average match lasts 18 months.
Email email@example.com or call (03) 9526 8409.
To refer a child, go to our website
Building brighter futures through one to one
Research shows that after 18 months of spending
time with their Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, young
• Less likely to begin using drugs or alcohol.
• More likely to stay in school.
• Less likely to participate in criminal behaviours.
The Mentoring Effect
RING RECIPIENTS SUCCEED
47% hold senior
17% more likely
to be employed
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
work life community
Mentor + Mentee
in Successful Match
*Among economically disadvantaged groups,
$1 invested in mentoring by Big Brothers
Big Sisters returns $23 to society.
$1 invested in mentoring
by Big Brothers Big Sisters
returns $18 to society*
Increased taxes and
spending from higher income
ORING RECIPIENTS THRIVE 13% more likely
to donate to charity
87% have strong
50% more likely
98% believe they make
good life choices 80% pursue
96% say they're happy
92% feel con�dent
Y – MENTORING RECIPIEN