Community-Based Matching

Bigs and Littles Program

This mentoring program provides a young person with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced mentoring coordinators. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.

This mentoring program is a weekly commitment, with the flexibility to volunteer when it fits your schedule.




School based Mentoring

In School Mentoring

The In School Mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The In School Mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.




Peer mentoring

Want to have a fun and cool volunteer experience at school?

Peer Mentoring is a program designed specifically for High School students.
Students in grade 11 or 12 (Mentors) are matched with students in the lower grades (Mentees) to provide them with support, encouragement and to have some FUN!

Mentors and Mentees are matched one-on-one based on their interests and personalities. Matched pairs meet every week on school property, usually during lunch break, and spend that time together playing sports, sharing interests or just hanging out and talking. The goal of the program is to increase self-esteem and encourage healthy decision making in the students being mentored.

Volunteering is a great way to build your resume and have fun!



Other Programs

Kids ‘N Kops

Right here in Colchester there are over 75 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Kids ‘n’ Kops provides some of these children with an opportunity to have fun and learn about law enforcement.

Kids n’ Kops is a partnership between BBBS and Truro Police Service. Kids learn about policing, see the K-9 unit, safety presentations, drug awareness programs, traffic services, fingerprinting, lock ups and other aspects of police work.  Afternoons are spent doing fun activities with police officers and BBBS Staff. It’s a win-win program that benefits everyone…kids, police and the community.

Kids must be enrolled in the Big Brother Big Sister program to participate.

Special thanks to the Truro Police Service for their outstanding partnership in this program.