Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County has served our community since 1994. There are two ways that we serve children: through our community-based program that matches adults with children ages 6-12, who spend time out in the world, and through our site-based program that matches volunteers with children ages 6-12, who spend time playing and working on improving academics at local elementary schools. We are growing and expanding our services. Visit our website periodically to learn about new opportunities to Start Something BIG!
An important component of Big Brothers Big Sisters is professional match support services. Our Match Support Specialists personally walk volunteers through the process from inquiry to enrollment and throughout the life of a match. We provide our Bigs with professional training, 24-hour emergency support and volunteer recognition. If you are interested in learning more information about becoming a Big Brother or a Big Sister, visit our Volunteer page. Or, contact us today to learn more about becoming a Big by calling (904) 829-9986.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Johns County is sponsored by EPIC Behavioral Healthcare.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles").
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support which is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that "Littles" will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves a quarter million children annually. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life, donate or volunteer today!