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What if every child fulfilled their potential? Think how amazing that would be. Now, you can start more Littles on the path to big things.

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Help to build brighter futures for Chicagoland youth

Volunteering 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. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by inspiring positive change and empowering them to achieve what they never dreamed possible. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. 

Big meets Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 7 through 14, with role models in one-to-one relationships.

Think you want to be a Big Brother or Big Sister? Learn more…

Looking for more information that we have provided here? Call one of our Customer Relations Specialists and they can get your questions answered:
Alyssa Del Angel: 312-207-4227
Ashlee McGrown: 312-207-5643 


Non-Discrimination Policy

Children, Volunteer and Board Members are not excluded on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. The Non-discrimination policy requires that Staff, Board Members, Volunteers, and Children be considered on the basis of individual merit rather than as members of a category. The guidance and permission of the parent/guardian will continue to guide decisions about matching volunteers and youth and children will continue to be accepted on the basis of need rather than marital status of parent(s).

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