Mentoring Young People of Aotearoa

With a proven track record of over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s premier mentoring programme.

Each year over 280,000 children around the world are helped to reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

And, the research shows that our mentoring works – young people with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. Here in New Zealand more than 800 young people each year have a mentor in one of the 15 Big Brothers Big Sisters programmes operating around the country.

So, whether you volunteer, donate or participate with Big Brothers Big Sisters, you will change lives. We invite you to be a part of something BIG!

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Latest News

Scavenger Hunt - Rotorua's fun launch event.

Here's something for Rotorua people- grab a team and get hunting for clues! Join us for a great adventure and help raise funds to launch Big Brothers Big Sisters in Rotorua.

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World's largest mentoring programme starts in Rotorua

We're so excited about the Rotorua programme starting with Darryl Parker as the new Coordinator. We're now looking for volunteers to sign up - Big Brothers in particular are needed.

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Sold out event in Nelson raises funds - big time!

The Nelson team really know how to run a brilliant fundraising event. Guest speaker Billy Graham's inspirational stories of lives being turned around by the influence of mentors motivated people to bid high, resulting in fantastic fundraising total.

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Programme Start Date Announced.

The interviews have been completed, the job offer accepted, and our Rotorua coordinator is set to start.

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My Big Brother, My Best Friend

When Graham first met Bailey he really wasn't sure how it was all going to go. Now, Graham and Bailey have just celebrated three years of being matched together.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Beehive.

Big Brothers Big Sisters was hosted by Minister of Social Development, the Honourable Paula Bennett, at a function at Parliament Buildings on May 21st, 2014.

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Board Membership Opportunities

The Auckland branch is already having great success but in order to grow and match the increasing number of Auckland children who need a mentor, we now need to also increase the size of the Auckland Board in order to support this potential growth.

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Nelson programme makes 500th Match

500 matches and counting. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson has just made the 500th mentor match.

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