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Site-Based Programs

A Lesson in Friendship!

Site-Based Mentoring is one-to-one mentoring that takes place in a structured setting at a local school or community center.  You’ll volunteer as a Big in this program weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the site you select.  Programs operate, year round, Monday – Thursday during after school hours.  We currently have Site-Based locations in Buffalo (not accepting new volunteer applications) and Kenmore.  

Site-Based Mentoring is not a classroom program and it’s not tutoring. Although students may talk with their mentors about school, ask for assistance with homework or read together, the focus is on friendship and guidance.

A Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator is present at each visit to help these relationships grow through various planned recreational, educational and cultural activities. Big & Little match activities might include creating craft projects, an interactive presentation with a community speaker, participating in a group activity or simply playing a board game or coloring while talking about their day.

In addition to adult volunteers, this program is also open to high school students that have completed the tenth grade.  Click Here To: Volunteer now »

A BIG thanks to our program funders:

Josephine Goodyear Foundation