What if every child fulfilled their potential? Think how amazing that would be.
What Happens in Enrollment?
The enrollment process takes about 6-8 weeks (generally) to complete. The following are the tasks associated with this process:
- In person interview with an Enrollment Specialist
- Background Check
Once this process has been completed, it is up to our trained staff to assess the information and submit for acceptance or non-acceptance into the program.
What Happens After I Have Been Accepted?
Once accepted into the Community-Based Program, the Enrollment Specialist will contact you with a profile of a child that fits into your preferences and interests. Once you have accepted this child and the parent accepts you as the mentor a match introduction will be set up. The match intros are cause for great celebration around our offices! You will be met by smiling staff and maybe a fist bump or two. At the match intro, you will meet your new Little, their guardian, and your Match Support Specialist to review match guidelines and become more familiar with one another. Many matches choose to have their first activity after this meeting.
Once accepted into the Site-Based Program, the Match Support Specialist will contact you with a profile of a child that fits into your preferences and interests and is located at the preferred school or after school site. Once you have accepted this child, a match introduction will be set up. At the match introduction, you will go to the child’s school or after school site and meet with the child and your Match Support Specialist to review match guidelines and start the process of getting to know one another.
What Happens After I Have Been Matched?
Now the fun begins! Once you are matched, you will meet with your Little consistently. Based on the program you chose, this could be weekly at the child’s school or after school site or a couple times a month outside in the community.
You will be required stay in contact with your Match Support Specialist on a monthly basis for the first year of your match. This is to make sure everything is going great for you and your new Little.
To get equip you for your new role as a Big, you will be invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation Workshop within the first three months of your match. Times and dates for these vary from site, your Match Support Specialist will give you information about this at your match introduction or soon thereafter.