- About Us
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 know that by positively changing the course of a young person's life we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth in young people, helping 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.
In the news
Big Brothers Big Sisters Geelong celebrated National Youth Mentoring Week 2014 in a collaborative event with other local mentoring programs including the City of Greater Geelong L2P program, Mackillop White Lion and the Diversitat Homework Club.
Congratulations to BBBS of Perth joint agency winner in the Youth WA mentoring video competition
Our Big breakfast has really started something!
Just had the most amazing breakfast event with Bigs and Littles as speakers and fantastic hosts Dan Jackson, Richmond FC and comedian and ambassador, Sammy J. Great vibe, great cause, great support!
What can you start? Help us Start Something for young people like Jonathan by supporting our first Appeal!
Through your support, you can help us unlock the potential of vulnerable young people by matching them with an amazing role model.
With their guidance, support and friendship, young people have the opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage and become positive members of our community.
A Big Big congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne and Perth who both were awarded Volunteer Recognition awards for National Volunteer Week
Big Brothers Big Sisters Highland Region won the Ballarat Volunteer Recognition award and Big Brothers Big Sisters Perth won the WA Community Volunteers of the year award.
This is great recognition for the positive and enduring change our staff have on young people and their communities