Frequently Asked Questions
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?
18 years of age for all programs
I HAVE KIDS AND/OR A SPOUSE. CAN I BRING THEM?
YES! You can be a Big Family, Big Couple, or work it out with your Little and their family to bring your people along sometimes.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT REALLY TAKE?
It only takes 4 hours a month. How often and when depends on you and your Littles' preferences.
DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Yes! Research shows us that our Littles feel socially accepted, have a higher self-esteem, are less likely to participate in risky behaviors, and are more likely to graduate high school when matched with a mentor.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no cost to volunteer. Your Match Support Specialist will work with you to find free and low cost things to do with your Little. Typically, the Big and Little each pay their own way. Our team provides a discount card to local businesses, as well as a local activity list to utilize for your match meet ups.
WHAT WOULD WE DO?
Our team matches Littles & Bigs based on their interests, hobbies, and their goals of new things to try. We encourage Bigs to show Littles what they like to do in their free time, as well as trying new adventures together in the Black Hills.