Volunteering just 4 hours a month can change a young person’s life.
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Volunteering is fun!
You can make a difference!
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children reach their potential and grow. The most important part of being in Big Brothers Big Sisters is having fun!
Blackshear Elementary School students in Odessa need the friendship and guidance of someone like you.
To take the first step in igniting a child’s potential, call 432-687-0195.
It’s easy, too. Your Little can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as:
Playing a board game
Sharing a pizza
Taking a walk in the park
Or just hanging out and talking.
Depending on the Big Brothers Big Sisters program you’re in, you will meet your Little at his or her school or in the community.
Learn more about our programs.
Little Brothers and Little Sisters come from all kinds of backgrounds. Some are really little (as young as five) and some are teenagers. Some may live on your block and some a few miles away. What do they all have in common?
They need the friendship and guidance of someone like YOU.
How to apply: The easiest and fastest way to get started is to complete our convenient online application. After you complete a short form online, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you. You’ll need to:
Provide three references
Participate in an in-person interview
Have a background check performed.
Alternatively, you may call 432-687-0195 during regular business hours to volunteer (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday).
We’re here to help.
Have a question? Don’t worry. Our trained staff will be happy to guide you through the application process. And when it’s time to make a match we’ll help you meet a Little in your area who shares your interests – and we’ll support you all the way. We’ll even give you some great ideas for activities that other Bigs and Littles have enjoyed through the years!
Looking for more information right away? Review answers to commonly asked questions in our FAQs.
You’ve been thinking about getting involved. Now you know how easy it is and how much your help is needed. Why not apply to be a Big today?