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  • From Match to Family: Thoughts from a Big Brother

    I don’t know why I chose the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, or even how it occurred to me in the first place. I was under the impression that this wasn't simply a volunteer opportunity, but a lifelong commitment; a rewarding way to see my efforts make a difference. At the end of my first interview with the case manager at BBBS, she looked at me and said she had the perfect match for me. She smiled at another employee right outside her office and said “Ricky.” The employee smiled back, clearly knowing more than I did, and nodded emphatically.

Family Fun Day!Volunteers sort boxes of donated children's books.Volunteers transform a vacant lot.

United We Volunteer connects people passionate about improving the River Cities with the right volunteer opportunities and service organizations.



Why Volunteer?

#10: It's good for you.

#9: It saves resources.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

#7: It brings people together.

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

#4: You learn a lot.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

#1: You make a difference.