big resources


Welcome, Bigs!

Thank you for being a Big Brother or Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Your decision to volunteer your time and mentorship is truly commendable, and we’re excited to support you on this fulfilling journey.

Below you will find a variety of resources to empower your mentorship:

Training Materials: Access comprehensive training materials designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to make a lasting impact on your Little’s life. From effective communication strategies to navigating challenges, our training resources are here to support you every step of the way.

Activity Ideas: Stuck on what to do during your outings with your Little? Explore our collection of fun and meaningful activity ideas tailored to different interests and age groups. Whether you’re into outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, or educational pursuits, you’ll find inspiration to create memorable experiences together.

Expert Guidance: Benefit from the guidance of our experienced staff and mentors who are dedicated to ensuring your volunteer experience is enriching and rewarding. Whether you have questions about child development, behavior management, or building a strong mentor-mentee relationship, our team is here to provide personalized support and guidance.

Events and Workshops: Stay informed about upcoming events, workshops, and training sessions tailored specifically for Bigs. These opportunities offer valuable insights, networking opportunities, and continued learning to enhance your mentoring skills and deepen your impact on your Little’s life.

We’re here to help! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Together, we can ignite the potential within every child.

Thank you for your dedication to defending the potential of youth in Central Ohio!

Meet VIcki, Jeff, and Anthony

Anthony and his Bigs, Vicki, and Jeff, were matched back in 2017 in our school-based program. Jeff and Vicki have two children of their own and want to continue to spend time with kids and have fun experiences together. Over time their relationship blossomed and they moved to our community-based program where they have had a plethora of adventures ever since. From going to parks, and games, their favorite to do has become having Anthony over to make dinner, and play board games together! Anthony had the opportunity to attend the Blue Jackets game with Jeff and Vicki, meet the coach, and see the locker rooms on behalf of BBBS. Over the years Anthony has grown in his self-confidence, and Jeff and Vicki are looking forward to many more years together as he grows and enters high school soon!

matches in our community

On Thursday May 9th, 10 matches volunteered at the Harmony Project’s Concert for Humanity. The Littles were rock stars as they passed out t-shirts and interacted wtih the community. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event.

Paint your own pottery match meetup

Date: Saturday June 8, 2024

Time: 430pm-730pm (estimated time to finish is 2-2.5 hours)

Location: Clay Street Ceramics 13 N. Westmoor, Columbus, Ohio 43204

Cost: $2 studio fee per person. 10% off pottery. Big will be expected to cover the cost.  Families are able to send money for their child’s piece, but not expected.

Estimated cost per piece

$15-17 for child’s item

$15-25 for adult’s piece

Light snacks will be provided. 

Register here

big futures
Save the Date for the 2024 Bridging to the Futures Ceremony:

Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:30 – 8:30 pm
4784 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Education and training

Check out The Learning Exchange for up to date trainings and information .

Need help logging in? Please contact your Match Support Specialist.

Match Deals & Discounts
Springfield area
Morrow, union, and delaware Counties

April 2024 Match Support Video

Upcoming Events

Steelcase Event: Show up to explore careers in marketing, design, and more! For middle school and high school matches!

April 11th


Steelcase 855 Grandview Ave Columbus Ohio

Steelcase Event Registration


End of Year Bash @ Delaware Lanes

Save the date: April 14th!

Learn More Here


Sisters in April (Middle School & High School Matches)

April 16th


Coach House Creative 1185 US HWY 23 N, Delaware, OH 43015

Register here


Community Group Kickoff Event!

May 17th


Highbanks Metro Park

Register here


Match Meetup at Olentangy Mini Golf (15 matches only!)

June 5th, 2024


Olentangy Mini Golf

Register here


Mentor Meetup

June 18th


High Banks Park

Register here