Refer a Friend

At a time when not much seems certain about the world, having a Big can make all the difference for local youth.
Right now, we have hundreds of Littles waiting for a Big like you to help them navigate their new normal.

Research shows that volunteers who were referred to our program
by their friends are more likely to have long, impactful matches.
Help us get the word out about our need for Bigs by referring your friends to volunteer.

Here's How You Can Help

  • Refer one person who completes orientation– receive an invitation for you and your friend to a special Bigs Night Out celebration
  • Refer three people who complete orientation- receive a limited edition BBBS tee
  • Refer five people who complete orientation- receive a BBBS pullover
  • The two people who refer the most people who complete orientation will receive a mystery BBBS prize pack.

October 1st  
Facebook Live Kick-Off Noon

October 2nd Noon-2pm
Use your phone and record your own video or sign up for a time and let us record it for you. Sign up for a 10 minute slot and we will record your message via Zoom and provide you with a copy to share on social.

Week of October 5th - Get Social and Put Out the Call
This week we will focus on sharing videos submitted by you our Bigs. Create your own video sharing the impact volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters has had on you and your Little or challenge a few of your friends to become Bigs also. The important part is that people are hearing directly from you the impact your volunteer experience is having.

Week of October 12th - Show Your Swag
Share a photo of you and your favorite BBBS swag on your social media- a hat, tee, or your favorite coffee mug.  Be sure to tag us with the hashtags #lovebeingabig #BBBSCentralOH.

Week of October 19th – Who’s Your Mentor
Everyone’s had a mentor at some point in his or her life- who’s yours? Tag your mentor and let them know how much you appreciate their guidance and support.

Week of October 26th  - Connect Your Community
Are you a member of a fraternity/sorority, club, or other organization where people may be interested in volunteering? Introduce us to your networks, and we’ll provide materials and information about getting started.

October 31, 2020
Last day to count referrals towards rewards

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  • One of my favorite activities each week is volunteering one hour with @BBBSCentralOH. Working with my brilliant and fun Little never fails to brighten my day. I encourage everyone to join me!
  • Volunteering with @BBBSCentralOH has been a transformative experience. I invite all of my friends and family to step up and defend the potential of a local child.
  • Today (Little’s first name) and I went to the Columbus Zoo! (Share a funny quote, memory, etc.). Thanks (tag) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio for the free tickets!
  • As many of you know, I’ve been a Big Brother/Sister for the past ___ months/years. If anyone has ever thought about it, please let me know. It’s been a great experience so far and I’d love to help more Littles like __________ get a Big.
  • Are you interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister? Let me know! They are always looking for Bigs and I’d love to help another kid like my Little Brother/Sister _________, reach their biggest possible future.
  • With the right mentor, Littles discover new hobbies and passions. Join me in defending potential. Become a mentor today at bit.ly/defendpotentialtoday.
  • Did you know you can defend potential right from home? My Little and I had a meaningful conversation without leaving our couches. Become a Big today at bit.ly/defendpotentialtoday
  • Post stories of your experiences so all your friends can see in real-time what it’s like to be a Big. Share a video of what you’re doing

Follow us on Twitter

  • The hour I get to interact with my Little is the highlight of my week. Make time in your schedule to be a Big. https://bit.ly/defendpotentialtoday
  • More than 200 students across 23 schools are empowered by the @BBBSCentralOH School-based mentoring program. I volunteer because ………. Join me
  • Had an awesome time with my @BBBSCentralOH Little Brother/Sister _________ today. We got to go to his/her first play together!
  • Had a great time with _________ today. Do you have time in your day to defend the potential of a local youth?
  • Being a @BBBSCentralOH Big has been (share your experience). You could make a difference too.

Follow us on Instagram

  • Today (Little’s first name) and I went to the Columbus Zoo! (Share a funny quote, memory, etc.). Thanks (tag) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio for the free tickets!
  • As many of you know, I’ve been a Big Brother/Sister for the past ___ months/years. If anyone has ever thought about it, please let me know. It’s been a great experience so far and I’d love to help more Littles like __________ get a Big.
  • Are you interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister? Let me know! They are always looking for Bigs and I’d love to help another kid like my Little Brother/Sister _________, reach their biggest possible future.
  • Defender of potential. Giver of good advice, Friend. You’re all these things to me which is why I think you’d be a great Big. ( Tag a friend you think would make a great Big)
  • Post stories of your experiences so all your friends can see in real-time what it’s like to be a Big. Share a video of what you’re doing

Hi _________,

Just wanted to follow up with you on our previous conversation about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. I really think you’d have a lot of fun and you’d be a great fit. Let me know if you want more info and I can get you in touch with the right people.

-Your Name

 

Hey _________,

As you know, I’ve been a Big Brother/Sister for [insert length of time] now, and they are looking for more Bigs to volunteer. I really think you’d have a lot of fun. [Insert Info about your Little and how you have liked the program so far].

Let me know if you want any more info about it or have any questions. Their website has a lot of good info too. Check it out https://www.bbbscentralohio.org/volunteer/

Sincerely,

-Your Name

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