100 River Rock Drive,
Suite 104, Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 873-5833  
  807 W. State St. (C/O The United Way)
Olean, New York 14760
(716) 480.9614  |  fax: (716) 873.6350   |   info@beafriend.org

Be a Big Brother

Male Mentors Wanted! Though Big Brothers Big Sisters is always looking for volunteers from all walks of life, right now there is a greater need for men.

Your time and attention is worth more to a Little than you realize. Being a Big is about spending quality one-on-one time with a child, enjoying all sorts of activities together. Sometimes it’s as easy as taking your Little along with you to something you were going to do anyway, like lunch or teaching him something you do well, like your superior chess moves!

You Don’t Have To Change Your Life To Change His! We offer two volunteer opportunities so you can select the one that fits the time you have and your lifestyle best. You will volunteer just a few hours a couple times a month. You’ll get to be a kid again and he’ll get to be your friend. It’s a win-win for both of you.

Big Brothers are regular people just like you. Role models come in all shapes and sizes. They are bus drivers, students, firemen, teachers, lawyers, shop owners, executives and fathers. You can do this. You just have to want to make a positive impact on the life of a child.

Here’s what some local Big Brothers have to say:
“It is part of my life, Brad is family. I am very busy but always find time to spend with my little. I’ve shared with him fishing, hiking, archery, skiing and hunting. It’s amazing how much warmth and happy experiences you receive in return.” – Kevin K., Big Brother

“I grew up without a father and learning about sports eluded me. I am happy to give my little the relationship that I longed for. Many of the things we do together are things I already do like sporting events, parks, cafes, the library.” – Robert W., Big Brother

Learn More: The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our convenient online form. After you submit this form online, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you to answer any questions and start the application process.

Want to read more about what it’s like to be a Big? Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles.