Volunteer to start something

Be a Big Couple or Family-mentor together

Join together to make a difference.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowas knows that your friends and family are important.  So why not make a positive impact together? Our Community Based program offers the opportunity for you and your friend, significant other, or family to spend time together while helping a child who needs and wants a mentor.

Couples Matches are two people who are matched with one child to spend time with each month.

Family Matches let a whole family participate in getting to know a child. Your family could be a positive addition to the life of a child in your community.

For just a few hours, a couple times a month, a family or a couple can give a Little the invaluable gift of friendship. Together, you can literally start changing their lives, simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer. Play a board game. Cook a family dinner. Make fun crafts. Go to the park together. Just as the options are unlimited, so is your Little’s potential.

But don’t just take it from us. Go to our Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles page for some amazing stories of what it means to be a role model. And if you still have questions, visit our Contact Us page to ask us.

Ready to be a Couples or Family Match? Just fill out our simple online application. After you complete it, a Big Brothers Big Sisters staff member will contact you shortly.  You'll need to:

  • provide references
  • participate in an in-person interview
  • go through a background check

For more information about being a Big, please contact Sally Miller, Operations Specialist at SallyM@BeABigCR.org or 319-377-8993.

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