CENTRAL TEXAS (July 11, 2013)--Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is looking for volunteer mentors to make a difference in the life of a child.
The organization works to make "meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people."
Littles can take part in the program with permission from their parents and all come from a variety of backgrounds and environments.
Based on the volunteer’s application, they are matched with a Little that best fits their lifestyle.
The program gives both people a chance to go on outings and cultivate a friendship.
The organization says participants are needed on both sides.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check and while there is no cost to volunteer, there is a $30 fee for the background check to be conducted.
Big brothers are in high demand as well as little sisters ages 9 to 16 years old.
Military members can earn hours toward the Volunteer Service Ribbon by registering at the Lane Volunteer Center on post.
More information can be found on the Big Brothers Big Sisters website.