What We Do

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles matches adult volunteers (Bigs) with kids (Littles) facing adversity to provide professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that have a measurable and transformative impact on the lives of our youth, our mentors and our community.

What Does It Take To Be A Mentor?

Anyone can be a mentor. It is about starting a consistent friendship and inspiring positive change to empower children to believe they can achieve what they never dreamed possible. You can simply incorporate your Little into your everyday life: play sports together, picnic in the park, take your dog for a hike or go to the beach. Being a Big will be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you do, while also being a force of change in our community.

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How Do Bigs And Littles Get Matched?

Common Interests

We spend time getting to know Bigs and Littles to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or surfing? We look for things you have in common so you will always have fun together.

Our Programs

How Do I Become A Mentor?


Once matched with your Little, our involvement in your relationship is just getting started. We're always on hand to provide support every step of the way. You'll also be connected to our community of Bigs through a private Facebook group, agency-planned match events, and outings with other Bigs.

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Still Have Some Questions?

Please get in touch if you want more information. We want to talk to you!

From Our Community

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Eligibility Checklist

Are you ready to change a child's life for the better, forever? We are looking for people who want to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. We want you to get to know a wonderful kid, make a difference and have fun as you learn together.

Big Brothers Big Sisters requires all volunteers meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be willing and able to make at least a one-year commitment to the program
  • Be willing and able to meet with your Little Brother/Little Sister for the required time commitment
  • Possess a valid driver's license and current car insurance
  • Have a safe driving record (no DUIs within the past three years; no more than two moving violations in the past year)
  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • No illegal drug use currently or within the last twelve months (this includes marijuana)

If you do not meet all the requirements, there are other ways to get involved with us! Follow us on social media, make a donation to support community change, sign up for our newsletter or advocate on our behalf through your networks to encourage others to get involved.