Be a Big - Volunteer Application

Thank You for Igniting Potential! Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor! The first step in the process is completing the below application. Once this is complete, our team will reach out to move forward with next steps.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

All BBBS participants, including youth, families, volunteers, board and staff serving as volunteer Bigs are not excluded on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, or disability.

Basic Information

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Contact Information

Additional Information

Previous Experience


Please provide at least three references. A reference from a Spouse/Spousal Equivalent or Significant Other is required. Substitute a family member if no Spouse/Spousal Equivalent or Significant Other. Please only list references that you have known for at least one year.
Spousal/Familial Reference

Professional Reference

Personal Reference

Volunteer Experience

I understand that:
  1. The references and youth organizations that I have worked for, or been involved with as a volunteer, whose information I have provided may be contacted by telephone or email.

  2. I am in no way obligated to perform any volunteer services.

  3. The information I provide may be used to conduct a background check, to include a driving records check, criminal background check, and other records where required by local, state, or federal law for volunteers working with youth. If matched, the information I provided may also be used to conduct an annual criminal background and driving records check. Continued involvement will be based on the information discovered.

  4. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan has the right to accept or deny program participants and is not obligated to match me with a youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters is not required to provide me with a reason if I am not accepted or matched with a youth.

  5. Background checks will be updated every 3 years while I am still matched with a youth.

  6. As part of the enrollment process, I agree to provide additional personal information to assist Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan in making a recommendation for matching.