High School Volunteers Needed

  • El Cajon, CA, US
  • San Diego, CA, US

Email KellyW@SDBigs.org or call 858-746-9172 for more information or to receive an application.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County is looking for high school students to volunteer with out High School Bigs program. High School Bigs is a one-to-one mentoring program where volunteer mentors are paired with an elementary school student (ages 7-12) at a partner school. Our emphasis is on helping Bigs (high school students) and Littles (elementary students) to develop a friendship with one another, and giving the Bigs the tools to serve as a role model and confidant to their Little. During sessions together, Bigs and Littles may engage in sports, board games, arts and crafts projects, or simply talk- just as friends do. A Big's friendship with their Little can help the child build self-esteem and confidence, improve social skills and attitudes towards school, and lots more! For high school volunteers, the benefits go far beyond strengthening college applications and gaining community service hours. Being a Big affords you the chance to have a direct impact in your community and gain confidence and leadership skills through service to others.

This program is designed for high school students to participate for a minimum of one calendar year. Sessions meet at the same day and time each week for one hour.

Volunteer Requirements:

Be a high school student.
Commit to the program for at least one calendar year.
Attend weekly sessions to meet with their Little (we are unable to excuse Bigs from sessions during sports seasons).
Provide documentation of a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Clearance given within the last four years (not required for East County sites).

Volunteer Locations

South Bay:

Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m. or 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Mid City:

Mondays 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Tuesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Thursdays 3:10-4:10 p.m or 3:30-4:30 p.m.

East County:

Mondays 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Thank you for your interest in our program! Please email KellyW@SDBigs.org or call 858-746-9172 for more information or to receive an application.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

  • San Diego, CA, US 92105
  • El Cajon, CA, US
  • San Diego, CA, US 92154
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Times of day:

    Afternoons
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Fixed schedule
  • Extra details:

    Training provided

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