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Volunteering to help Phoenix area youth is fun, big time.

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling volunteer experiences in Phoenix, AZ. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

Steps to become a Big in the Phoenix area 
- Start the volunteer process by clicking on the volunteer application link above
- Provide a frequently used email address on your online volunteer application
- Receive specific steps via email from a BBBSAZ staff person
- Attend a volunteer orientation and scheduled for an interview, should you choose to enroll
- In-person interview including the completion of the background and reference checks
Receive notification of acceptance into the volunteer program

Volunteers must meet the following criteria to be matched with a child in our Program:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must have lived in the area for a minimum of 3 months prior to applying to be in the program
- Commit to meeting 2-4 times per month, for at least 1 year, in our community-based program
- Commit on a weekly basis, for a minimum of one school year, in our site-based program
- Have transportation, a valid AZ driver's license and provide current proof of auto insurance
- Be willing to drive up to 30 minutes to pick up your Little
- Be able to pass a Criminal Background and Driving Motor Vehicle Check
- Pay fees associated with background checks
- Be able to participate in regular phone contacts with a BBBSAZ staff person


For more information about being a Big, please contact Anne Beck-Fischer, Customer Relations Coordinator, at afischer@bbbsaz.org or 602-799-0634.

Know someone in the Phoenix area who’d be a great Big Brother?
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for more men to be mentors. Fact is, we have boys ready and waiting to be matched with a role model. So tell the guys you know to sign up to become Bigs. They can do all the fun things they love to do already, like play video games, go fishing, even play football—only now they'd get to enjoy it with a child who can truly benefit from it.

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Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing. So why not apply to be a Big today. There are kids out there ready to get started. Are you?


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