Join the sisterhood of more than 2,400 women who are getting #Girls2Great! Being a Big Sister is about being present, not perfect. It's about developing a rewarding friendship with a girl based on having fun, learning, and growing together. Use our scheduling tool below to get started, and we will be there to support you every step of the way.
Our Recruitment Specialists will help you decide the best fit for your lifestyle.
You will be matched in a one-to-one relationship with a Little Sister between the age of 7-15. Community-Based Mentoring Sisters typically meet on weekends or in the evenings and enjoy low- to no-cost activities that can range from baking to basketball, drawing to dancing, or science to sandcastle building. Big Sisters in this program must be at least 20 years old and commit to a minimum of 12 months with their Little Sister, meeting weekly for the first three months and twice per month after that.
You will be matched a one-to-one relationship with a Little Sister in elementary school in Boston or Cambridge. Site-Based Mentoring Sisters meet at the Little Sister's school during her lunch period or at her after school program site. Together, they enjoy activities like crafts, reading, playing on the playground, or conducting fun science experiments. Big Sisters in this program must be at least 18 years old and commit to meeting with their Little Sister weekly for three academic semesters, excluding summer break and school holidays.
As one of our Big Sisters, you will be:
You will receive comprehensive training developed by our expert staff that will give you the tools to be an effective mentor to a girl.
You will never be alone in your match relationship! Our professional team of Match Support Specialists are trained to specifically address issues relating to girls' healthy development and are prepared to address all your questions and concerns.
You and your Little Sister will have the opportunity to participate in a range of Big Sister Boston-sponsored activities that strengthen your bond, build her skills and confidence, and explore all facets of your Little Sister's identity--from STEM-related workshops, to fitness and crafting, to celebrations with other Big and Little Sisters.
As a Big Sister, you will have access to our robust network of corporate and community partners. Whether you are new to the city or you want to grow personally or professionally, Big Sister Boston offers ample opportunities for leadership and networking.