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Community Based Mentoring

Established in 1982, our community-based mentoring program offers one-to-one and couple mentoring. The program takes place between a carefully screened adult and a youth, meeting at a time that fits their schedule. On average, meetings typically occur once a week. Our matches also meet virtually via a variety of technology platforms.

Bigs and Littles
share fun activities

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Visiting a local zoo
  • Going to a museum
  • Eating lunch at school
  • Going out for ice cream
  • Just hanging out and talking
The bigs The littles

Community Based Bigs must be at least 18 years old, mature, stable, and responsible, as determined by the Big Brothers Big Sisters professional staff assessment. The volunteer application process includes a criminal background check and an interview.


Volunteers are asked to commit for at least one year.

Youth in the Community Based Program enroll between the ages of 7 to 12 and live in either Cumberland or Salem County.