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 Alex and Josiah

Alex and Josiah were matched in October 2023 in our school-based program. Although the match is fairly new, they have made amazing progress! Alex wanted to a Big in our program because he said that he wants to be able to give back to all of the people who helped him when he was younger. Josiah’s mom said that she grew up in our program and is still connected with her Big Sister today. She wanted her son to have a positive male role model in his life to him to be an extra support to guide him as he grows.  Each week, this match greets each other at school each week with huge matching smiles and immediately launch into a conversation about they both did in that week that they didn’t see one another. It’s the story in their smiles that says everything.

it's your anniversary

Happy Match Anniversary to the following February matches:

  • Sondra & AhMyia – 1 year
  • Joshua & Alejandro – 1 year
  • Sierra & Justice – 1 year
  • Kelly & D’Aria – 1 year
  • Kristen & Peyton – 2 years
  • Reanna & Annabell – 2 years
  • Abigail & Lilian – 2 years
  • Carmen & Tatyána – 2 years
  • Marlenny & Nicole – 2 years
  • Kathleen & Jenessa – 2 years
  • Jessica & Veronica – 3 years
  • Jaclyn & Londyn – 3 years
  • Becky & Miracle – 3 years
  • Allison & AJ – 3 years
  • Jasmine & Kendall – 3 years
  • Elsa & Xaiomys – 3 years
  • Alexandria & Sametta – 3 years
  • Scott & Clifford – 3 years
  • Devon & Liam – 3 years
  • Ross & Nehemiah – 3 years
  • Justin & Da’Zhon – 4 years
  • Alta & Guadalupe – 4 years
  • Christina & Bra’Nijaia – 5 years
  • Max & Malik – 5 years
  • Adam & Daniel – 6 years
  • Margaret & Deaomonique – 10 years
  • Marie & Kai’Onna – 10 years


match volunteer opportunity

We will be partnering with Seeds of Caring for their Earth Day event

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Age range: 2-12 with an adult Cost: free

Register at

Be sure to note BBBS under the question “How did you hear about us?”

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