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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is all about mentoring! We match caring volunteers with kids facing adversity to provide professionally-supported, structured mentoring relationships that have a measurable positive impact on our youth, our mentors and our community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule: community-based mentoring and school-based mentoring, including PROJECT MENTOR.

Our Ohio Footprint

Our network of affiliated offices serves kids in 14 Ohio counties! Last year, including our affiliated agencies, we served more than 7,000 Ohio kids in one-to-one mentoring relationships and at our Camp Oty’Okwa. In addition, MENTOR Central Ohio is increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring in Ohio. Our main office is in Columbus, and our family of affiliates includes:

What Does It Take To Be A Mentor?

It doesn't take any special skills or education to mentor in our community-based or school-based (including PROJECT MENTOR) programs, just a desire to help a child succeed. It is about developing a friendship and empowering a child. It will be one of the most fulfilling things you do, and you will be a force for change in our community.

Watch Kenny and Daryle's Story

How Do Bigs And Littles Get Matched?

Common Interests

We spend time getting to know volunteers and kids to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or reading? We look for things you have in common so you will have a good basis to develop a friendship.

Our Programs

How Do I Become A Mentor?


There are many ways to get involved with us! Here are a few: Follow us on social media, advocate for us through your networks, make a donation or provide in-kind support, help beautify Camp Oty'Okwa to prepare for campers, or sponsor a school supply drive or third party event.

I'm ready to volunteer!

Still Have Some Questions?

Please get in touch if you want more information. We want to talk to you!

From Our Community

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Meet Tom Kangas from Columbia Gas of Ohio. He has a Little in our Project Mentor program. He is a huge ambassador for BBBS and we want to salute him! #DefendingPotential #MentorIRL #ThankYouThursday

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Prepping for graduation and practicing for an interview are moments where a Little is taking a step toward reaching their potential. Through May 13, you can sponsor a moment like these through Nordstrom Rack.

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We are excited to be apart of Columbus YP Week 2019. Join us April 29 & 30! Follow along with all the great events, activities, and promotions here:
Click/share/enjoy. #cbusypweek

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Happy National Picnic Day! Looking for some ideas to have a great picnic, check out:
As the weather warms up, spend an afternoon having a picnic and watching the clouds with your Little. #LittleSuggestions
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April is Refer-A-Friend Month! Ask friends/family to sign-up for our volunteer webinar & you will receive a restaurant prize pack! It's a free, no obligation info. session. Have them submit your name upon completion of the survey to receive your prize. ... See MoreSee Less

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