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

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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We're hiring in Rotorua

It is always exciting when we get closer to opening a new Big Brothers Big Sisters branch! Advertising has now started for the Programme Coordinator position.

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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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Board Leadership - be part of something BIG!

We’re looking for people who want to be part of something BIG. Being part of an influential and vibrant Big Brothers Big Sisters Board will significantly impact this generation and future generations.

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Rotorua - here we come!

Something BIG is being developed in Rotorua. After months of work behind the scenes and consultation with community groups and leaders in the community we are excited to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters is coming to Rotorua.

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Manawatu Cops in Schools programme

Manawatu has launched an exciting new initiative, the first of its kind in the country,

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