Become a Mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a reputable and highly professional mentoring programme. All volunteers are interviewed, screened and trained before being matched. Once matched they are supported by a caseworker. Mentors commit to having regular check-in meetings with the caseworker, and will be supported by them throughout the mentoring relationship.

Become a Volunteer – How it works

Contact us: Either fill out our form online, email us or call us on 06 358 1204 to get an application form

Apply – complete the written application form and return it by post or email to the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at manawatu@bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz

Background check – child safety is our priority so we will check your records to be sure that you are a good fit for our programme.

Referees – you need to provide us with the names of three people who we can talk to about your ability to be a mentor.

Interview – You will be invited to participate in an in-person interview.

Training / Orientation – before being matched you will attend a mentor training session.

Matching – we will review the young people in our area who need a Big Brother or Big Sister and find the best fit for you. Depending on your gender and the kind of young person you’d like to mentor, matching may take some time. Making the right match is important to our commitment to form lasting relationships.