There is no better time than now to donate your time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in Utah, becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister might be the perfect chance to give back to your community.
For over 40 years, BBBSU has helped connect the youth of Utah with mentors who are willing to impact their lives and their community. Nearly a third of Utah children live in poverty, with thousands in a single-parent home or separated from a parent who is incarcerated. According to the U.S. Department of Labor: “Youth Development is a process that prepares young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood…” and having a solid mentor to guide them through this process is essential to their success.
Creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships to ignite the power and promise of youth in what we do.
Joining BBBSU can be one of Utah’s most enriching volunteer opportunities, helping a child reach their full potential and providing incredible life experiences for you.
According to research by the U.S. Government, mentoring offers immense benefits to young people, including enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence, higher grades, better high school completion rates, and stronger relationships.
Recent Canadian research shows that being a mentor has a lot of positive benefits to those who choose to do it as well, including an improvement in listening, communication, and leadership skills, a better understanding of young people and the problems they face, and the satisfaction that comes with being useful to someone else and making a difference in your community.
For anyone struggling to find volunteer opportunities in Utah, consider volunteering to become a mentor with Big Brother Big Sisters Utah.
You will enrich your life and help someone build a solid foundation towards a brighter future. Click here to get started!