Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister
Volunteering is fun! Being a "Big Brother" or "Big Sister" is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you will ever do. It's simple, too. You and your "Little" can share the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as:
  • Enjoying a pizza
  • Going on a hike
  • Learning to cook new meals
  • Playing a board game
  • Shooting hoops
Once you've decided you're ready to have fun and make a new friend, contact us. We'll answer all of your questions, give you all the details, and get you on your way to starting a meaningful and fun friendship with a young person.

Big Brothers Shortage
More than 70% of our children are waiting for a Big are boys, but only 3 out of every 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. Research shows that having the positive influence of a Big Brother makes a real difference in the life of a boy. So join the millions of volunteers that give a young person someone to look up to and learn why so many are now saying, "I get back so much more than I give."

Become a Member of Our Advisory Board
Feel that you would like to donate some of your skills, talents, and time, but not sure that being a Big is for you? Another option is to consider joining our advisory board. The volunteer members of our advisory board fill an extremely important role in the agency, and it is a great group to be a part of. Board members attend monthly meetings and each participate in one of our 3 sub-committees which focus on volunteer recruitment, fundraising, or program and policy development. We are always looking for more people to join our group of committed volunteers. If you feel this is the right opportunity for you, please contact us.

College Students
If you are a college student, and you are not sure if your schedule will allow you to devote yourself properly to your own Little, consider joining either Ithaca College or Cornell University Bigs Clubs. These clubs play a vital role in our organization by helping to support the children who are on our wait list, recruit new Big Brothers and Big Sisters, help us with fundraisers, and more. The clubs can easily be found at your college or university, and you can commit the level of time you are comfortable with, without overdoing it. These clubs need your support. Consider volunteering, and becoming a part of what they do for Ithaca.

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Volunteer For a One-Time Fundraiser or Event
Not much time on your hands? That's okay! BBBS has a number of events and fundraisers that you can volunteer to be a part of. These events can connect you to our organization in a way that fits your schedule, but allows you to play an important role in our team. Contact us anytime to hear about how you could volunteer for: Bowl for Kids' Sake, Roll for Kids' Sake, Our Summer Raffle, and more. No matter how much time you can give, any gift is always appreciated.