Defending Potential! Become a mentor and make a BIG impact!

Open Opportunity


At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada we offer one-to-one mentoring to children ages 6-14 years old in our community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of youth.

We need caring, adult volunteers that are willing to spend time having fun and being a friend to an at-risk child once a week. 

Volunteer Requirements 
  • 18 years or older
  • Available to meet with a child once a week for a minimum of 12 months (in person or virtually)
We offer several fun programs that fit the needs of our Littles and the schedules of our Bigs!
Virtual Mentoring In this program Bigs 18+ and Littles 10+ communicate weekly through one of several approved technology means (texting, phone calls, Zoom, or our exclusive app). They also participate in a weekly activity led by our staff on Zoom.
Site Based Program (**this program is not being offered fall 2020 due to Covid-19)  This program is for Bigs 18 years and older and fits easily into a busy schedule (only one hour a week, same day weekly, only during the school year). Meet at your Little's school or after school program and eat lunch or a snack together and build a friendship by playing games, helping with homework, and getting to know each other.  
Community Based Program This program is for Bigs 21 years and older and offers more flexibility (1-3 hours a week on the day that works best for you and your Little). Pick your Little up at their home and take them to do something fun in the community like a weekend hike, a trip to the museum, pizza night, etc. and then return them to their home after the outing. 

Contact us today to set up an interview and get started!
(775) 352-3202
Organizer will approve registrants
Age Limit
18 and up
Fingerprinting, Training, Other
Requirement Details
• 18 years or older • Must have reliable transportation • Available once a week • Available for one year
This is a very rewarding experience!
You can change the life of a child for the better, forever.
It's a great way to build your resume.
Sustainable Development Goals
19 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 27 Hours