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

How It Works

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is designed to build a match based on shared interests, personality and your volunteer preferences.

Quick Steps to Become a Big

Here are the quick and easy steps we’ll walk you through:

  1. Inquire Online. Complete the online form today. A member of our Community Relations Staff will contact you soon.
  2. Schedule a Volunteer Interview – When our Community Relations Staff contacts you, they will answer any questions you might have and discuss our volunteer opportunities. If you are ready to take the next step, we will schedule a volunteer interview for you and begin the enrollment process.
  3. Matching. When we are ready to match you, we will review the kids in our program and find the best fit for you. Depending on your gender and the kind of child you’d like to work with, matching may go very quickly or take some time. Making the right match is important to our commitment to form lasting relationships. Once we make the match, a member of our professional staff will introduce you to your new friend and start your relationship on its way!

We told you it’s easy! Get started today!!