Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. We look forward to meeting you! A member of our enrollment team will be in contact with you soon. If you have questions please contact us at (304) 522-2191.
All applications will be given equal consideration regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion or national origin.

General Information 

In the event of an emergency, who can be an emergency contact for you:

Possession of a driver's license is required if you will be transporting a program youth in any vehicle you are operating.

Additional Questions

Reference Information

Please list information for at least three references below including:
1. Your spouse or domestic partner (e.g. if you live with a significant other/girlfriend/boyfriend) OR a family member, if you do not have a spouse, partner, or significant other); 
2. Current or former employer or co-worker you have known for at least one year, or someone from your school if you are a student
3. A friend or neighbor you have known for at least two years 

In addition to the references above, Big Brothers Big Sisters requires references from all youth serving organizations at which you have worked or volunteered in the past. 

If yes, Enrollment will ask for these additional references during your volunteer interview.
I have answered these questions honestly and completely to the best of my knowledge.


1. I understand that this is an application for a volunteer opportunity and is not a promise or commitment by Big Brothers Big Sisters. 
2. I certify that I have and will answer all questions to the best of my ability and that I have not and will not withhold any information that would affect my application for a volunteer position. 
3. I understand that information contained on my application may be verified by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
4. I understand that misrepresentation or omissions may be case for my immediate rejection as an applicant or my termination as a volunteer. 
5. As a part of the volunteer screening process, additional personal information about me may be requested by BBBS professional staff. This includes the completion of an in-person interview and potentially a home visit, dependent on the program that I am applying for. 
6. The references and youth serving-organization I listed may be contacted by mail, telephone, email, or in-person; BBBS agencies where I have worked or volunteered may also be contacted as references. 
7. The information I provided may be used to conduct a background check, to include a search of public domain records, driving records check, juvenile and adult criminal history check, military records, and other records where required by local, state, or federal law for volunteers working with youth. 
8. Even if I am accepted as a volunteer, I am in no way obligated to perform any volunteer services should I decide not to proceed. 
9. If I am not accepted as a Big Brother or Big Sister, I will be notified, but the agency is not obligated to disclose reasons for non-acceptance and that the agency has the right to accept or deny me in the application process or to close my future match at any time. 
10. I understand that the information I provide in the enrollment process will be kept confidential, unless disclosure is required by law and with exceptions noted below.
11. I understand that incidents of child abuse or neglect, past or present, must be reported to proper authorities. 
12. I understand that certain relevant information about me will be discussed with the parent/guardian of a child who is a prospective match (this might include demographic information, information relevant to parent/child preferences, and any information relevant to a child's safety or well-being).
13. I will keep information discussed with me regarding a potential Little Brother/Little Sister confidential. I will not discuss this information with anyone other than the Big Brothers Big Sisters professional staff. 
14. It is my responsibility to update the agency if any of the information I provide on this application, in my interview, or any other information provided during the enrollment process changes (including but not limited to address, phone number, auto-insurance, new criminal charges/convictions, violations of the law, civil and domestic occurrences, etc.).
15. I give my permission for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State to use my photo, drawings, remarks, etc., for internal/recruitment use.
16. I agree to timely communication and follow-up with all agency staff. 
17. The following has been explained to me by an agency representative:
*Description of Mission and Values
*Description of clientele
*Expectations of Screening and Matching Process/Supervisory Process