VolunteerBecome a Big

By becoming a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple you can truly influence the life of a child, and you will be forever changed by the experience.

Discover how you can Start Something:

  • Are you at least 18 years old and a high school graduate?
  • Do you have a few extra hours a week, a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle?
  • Can you make a 1 year commitment?
  • Do you like kids and having fun?
  • Do you live in Idaho Falls, Rigby or Rexburg?

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds or activities you already like to do.

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza, or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little and you’ll be making a life-changing impact. Volunteering just a few hours with a child can start something amazing. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Idaho currently serves children in Idaho Falls and Rigby.

Application Process

BBBS will gather information to learn more about you.

  • Application – fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call us at 523-4842
  • Interview – this helps us to get to know you better; to learn about your interests, personality and preferences as well as the situation best suited for you
  • Reference check
  • Motor vehicle driving record check
  • Home assessment
  • Possible interview with significant other
  • Information from another BBBS agency or other service organization where you may have volunteered.

Matching Process

  • We take into account your interests, personality, likes, dislikes, age preference, background and location to match you with a child that will be the best fit for you.
  • The process generally takes about a month, but could take longer depending on the availability of Little and preferences of both Bigs and Littles.
  • We will call and tell you about the child we think is an appropriate match for you, but the final decision is yours.
  • If agreeable, we then contact the parent about your profile.
  • If all parties are in agreement, then you are matched with the child. Our Case Manager will work to set up a time for you to be introduced to your Little’s parent or guardian.
  • Start having fun, making a difference in the life of a child, and enjoying your new friend.

Boys and Girls are waiting for a mentor like you. Just fill out the form below and we will contact you with all the information.

Apply today! Fill out the forms at the link below and e-mail to bbbsid@gmail.com.

Volunteer Application and Pre-Interview Questionnaire