Changing perspectives. Changing lives

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps young people who face serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.

We facilitate meaningful, monitored mentoring matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children living with disadvantage (Littles), ages 7 through 17. 

By positively changing the course of a young person's life, Big Brothers Big Sisters know we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth that helps them to stay at school, improve their relationships with families and their community which in turn can lead to long-term community benefits like an increase in school retention; school and community safety; and greater employment opportunities.

By connecting a disadvantaged child to a positive role model we can break the cycle of disadvantage.

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The Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Team had a great day out at the 2015 Run Melbourne, successfully raising enough money to match two additional children with volunteer mentors. Over three thousand dollars was raised by a small team of six runners.

 

The runners from the Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG Team braved the cold and damp conditions, taking on a variety of distances ranging from 5km to the full 22km half-marathon course around the Melbourne CBD. Our Big Brothers Big Sisters Team were inspired to overcome the challenge, in the same way that young people in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs overcome the challenges in their own lives.

Calling all Queenslanders! Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters Team for the 2015 Bridge to Brisbane, and help make a BIG difference to a child’s life. Every $1,500 raised will match a vulnerable child to a volunteer mentor for a year and positively impact them for a lifetime!
A must read personal account of a family supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters overseas. This touching story showcases the benefits of long term mentoring.

Help us change the life of a vulnerable child by fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia when you take part in Run Melbourne.

By entering either the 3km Kids event, 5km run/walk, 10km run or Half-Marathon and start training you can help us mentor a vunerable child for a year and help change them for a lifetime!

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce the launch of a brand new Alumni project- 'Little Moments, Big Stories'.

We'd love to tell the whole world about the wonderful work our volunteer mentors have on young lives and the impact our Littles have on our mentors!

To do this, we're creating a series of videos to be shared online and through social media. And we need your help! You could even win an iPad Mini!

 

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