Volunteer with Foróige’s Big Brother Big Sister Programme Galway
What is Big Brother Big Sister?
Big Brother Big Sister is an internationally renowned youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships between a young person and an adult volunteer.
What is expected of volunteers?
Volunteers are asked to share one to two hours a week with their Little Brother/Sister. The initial commitment is for one year. All volunteers are carefully screened and receive training and support throughout the friendship.
Who are the young people?
The young people involved are aged 10-18 years and are from a variety of backgrounds, they would benefit from developing a friendship with a caring adult outside of their family.
How are volunteers matched to a young person?
Volunteers and young people are matched based on common interests/hobbies and complementary personalities.
What will I do with my Little Brother/Sister?
Together, you can decide on the type of activities that you would like to do; go for coffee, play sport, do arts and crafts, play computer games, listen to music....
Why should I get involved?
This is an enjoyable way to spend your time and have a positive impact in a young person’s life! We have many young people waiting to be matched to a Big Brother/Sister and would be delighted to hear from you!
For more information contact Kirsten Lowe, BBBS Programme Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0877996268. You can also apply online at: https://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister