mentoring. so simple, it works

With a proven track record spanning of over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s premier mentoring programme for children and young people.  'Just one hour with a mentor each week makes a huge impact on the life of a child'.


The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programme is currently in 11 locations throughout New Zealand.

To find the agency closest to you see the links below:

  North Island 

South Island


If the time isn't right for you to become a Mentor, there are other great ways to get involved!

It costs approx. $1500 to professional coordinate and supervise a mentoring match. Any donations made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand go towards supporting the agencies that run the programme.

If you would prefer to give directly to your local agency visit their page and look for their 'give a little' page. Alternatively - you can use the National 'give a little' and reference the agency you want your donation allocated to.


 Our 'little' can make a 'BIG' impact! 


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