Have you ever wondered what the process is to become a Big Brother or Big Sisters? Maybe you were curious about the time commitment it takes each month.
BBBSCR’s Lisa O’Sullivan, Program Director, and Enriquette (Queta) Duran, Program Manager, appeared on a podcast called “Other Voices” last month, giving an in-depth look at what our mentors do at BBBSCR. The podcast, run by The Altamont Enterprise, gives a voice to local individuals and organizations wanting to share their stories.
While detailing the programs offered for children in the Capital Region, Lisa shared that, “our mission remains the same. By providing children facing adversity, with strong, enduring, and professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships, we can help them ignite their full potential.” Because of the support Bigs receive from trained staff members, she added that, mentoring during the height of the pandemic never stopped. Lisa recounted a story about how one Big even dropped off envelopes and stamps to a Little, who did not have the means to connect virtually, so they could stay in touch.
BBBSCR needs Bigs! “Our volunteers have a diverse background. Many have different kinds of degrees or none at all. Many hold different types of jobs and share different life experiences. If you have an interest to help a child, you could make a terrific Big,” shared Queta. By committing a couple of hours each month, you will make a difference in the life of a child.
The full podcast can be heard by clicking on the link below.
To learn more about becoming a Big, click HERE.