You will see your Little Brother/Sister consistently, at least twice a
month for a calendar year.
Children will be prepared (dressed and on time) when the volunteer
arrives. Parents should ensure this.
You will not include other people in the first six weeks and the
majority of your activities together.
Maintain a primary relationship with your Little and do not become overly involved
with the rest of his/her family.
Volunteers must never come between a parent and their child; volunteers
need to respect a parent’s role and authority.
You will inform the parent of match activity plans and obtain their
approval. Communicate with the parent
before and after an activity. Describe
what you plan to do and what you actually did.
Let parents know about any changes in plans. (DO NOT rely on the Little to tell the Parent/Guardian
You will not engage in activities that pose a risk for injury, such as:
speeding, not using seat belts, and disregarding generally adhered to safety
You will keep confidential any personal information that you learn about
your Little Brother/Sister and their family members.
If a child or a volunteer is unable to keep an outing appointment, the
other party should be contacted as soon as plans change.
You will not bring your Little Brother/Sister to your home as in-home match visits are not authorized by our National Standards and Youth Safety Policies.
You will not buy, sell, or use drugs while participating in this
You will not consume any alcoholic beverages before and/or during visits
with your Little Brother/Sister.
You will not arrange any overnight activity with your Little
Brother/Sister as it is not authorized by our National Standards and Youth Safety Policies.
You will maintain current liability insurance on any vehicle that you
will be traveling in with your Little Brother/Sister. (Current certificate of insurance must be
filed with BBBS.)
You will not allow other family members, friends, etc. to transport your
Little. Only the properly screened
volunteer may transport the Little.
You will not buy expensive gifts for your Little Brother/Sister unless
it is approved by your Case Manager and the parent.
You will initiate regular contact with your Match Support Specialist by telephoning
the agency on a monthly basis. Respond
promptly to any communication from the agency.
You will contact your Match Support Specialist immediately if a problem arises in
your match relationship, between your Little Brother/Sister’s parent(s) and
yourself, and/or if a situation arises that could endanger the wellbeing of
your Little Brother/Sister.
You will notify your Match Relationship Specialist if your place of employment,
residence, or telephone number changes.