Become a Big

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Become a Big!

Community-based matches meet a few hours each week either virtually or in person. School and site-based matches meet at established programs in elementary schools, or at site-based programs at local YMCAs or Boys and Girls Clubs.

Both community and school/site-based Bigs are screened, trained, matched and supported by professional program staff. All volunteers commit to mentoring a child for a minimum of one year, which supports the development of stronger and longer lasting relationships. 

The interview process for both Bigs and Littles gathers important information about your similar interests so that we can successfully match you with a Little who likes to do the same things you do! 

For just a few hours a week, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of friendship and help change their life. It’s as simple as hanging out, doing things that you already love to do!

Let's Get Started!

If you are just beginning the process and are looking for information on becoming a Big, start by completing a GENERAL INQUIRY FORM. After completing the online inquiry, a member of our team will contact you to discuss the next steps!


Ready to Apply to be a Big?

Step 1: Congratulations! Choose either the "School/Site-Based Big" or "Community-Based Big" application green box.


Step 2: Next you will participate in an in-person interview 

Step 3: Passing background checks

Step 4: If accepted, you will participate in an orientation session. 


Where Do We Serve?

Community-Based Programs:

BBBS Mid-Maine serves children in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo Counties.


Programs in our Schools and Youth Centers

Androscoggin County Schools:

Longley Elementary (Bates College)

Washburn Elementary (Edward Little High School)

Kennebec County Schools:

Boys & Girls Club of Kennebec Valley (Gardiner High School)

Hussey Elementary School & Gilbert Elementary School (Cony High School)

Atwood Primary School & Williams Elementary School (ShineOnCass Programs: Messalonskee High School)

Waterville YMCA/Boys & Girls Club at the Alfond Youth Center (ShineOnCass Program: Messalonskee High School, Winlsow High School, Waterville Senior High School and Lawrence High School)

Knox County Schools:

Warren Community School (Medomak Valley High School)

South School (Oceanside High School)

Appleton Village & Camden-Rockport Elementary (Camden Hills Regional High School)

Lincoln County Schools:

Great Salt Bay Community School & Nobleboro Central School (Lincoln Academy)

Miller School (Medomak Valley High School)

Penobscot County Schools:

Bangor Boys & Girls Club and Bangor YMCA (Husson University)

Leonard Middle School, Lewis Libby, & Old Town Elementary, Old Town Rec Center & Old Town YMCA (University of Maine)

Somerset County Schools:

Margaret Chase Smith & Bloomfield Elementary (Skowhegan High School)

Waldo County Schools:

Lincolnville Elementary School (Camden Hills Regional High School)

Leroy Smith & Wagner Middle School (Hampden Academy)

Mt. View Elementary School (Mt. View High School)