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. Inquire today to speak with Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Ohio.
  2. Apply. Ready to take the next step right now? Complete the online application. This will help speed up the process. After you inquire online, a match coordinator will contact you to complete the application process and set up an interview.
  3. Interview. A match coordinator will interview you in person.
  4. Background Check. Child safety is our priority, so we'll review your records to ensure you'll be a good fit for our program. You will have to visit Schmidt Security for your background check.
  5. References. You'll need to provide references of people we can talk to about your ability to be a mentor.
  6. Matching. We will review the kids in your area who need a Big Brother or Big Sister 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.


Spending Time with Your Little

Once matched, Big Brothers and Big Sisters develop friendships with their Little Brothers and Little Sisters. Whether playing a computer game or simply hanging out - you bring magic into the life of a child. It's just that simple.