We just got off the phone with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, and they had some great news to share. They’ve had 8-10 inquiries a day to volunteer, mostly from males wanting to be matched with a little since this story and this story were published. Big Brothers Big Sisters usually gets 0-2 inquries a day to volunteer, so this is a significant uptick in requests. That’s wonderful news, and we know it will make a dent in the dozens of boys (and girls) in Durham County waiting for a mentor.
There are more boys waiting in Durham County for a mentor than girls, but Big Brothers Big Sisters is still looking for mentors in Durham, Orange and Wake Counties. An orientation program is scheduled for THIS Friday, August 9, so this is a great chance to build sustainable, long-term relationships with at-risk youth in Durham. You should fill out this form to express interest in the program, and someone with Big Brothers Big Sisters will be in touch about the orientation program.
We’re thankful to help Big Brothers Big Sisters carve away at the waitlist it maintains. It would be wonderful to see all children matched with a volunteer, so no child has to wait to build a successful, lifelong friendship.