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


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In 15 locations around New Zealand, more than 800 young people each year are helped to reach their potential through professionally supported, mentoring 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.

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!


Latest News

Cops in Schools - three years on.

Police Sergeant Mike Yates and his Little Brother Jacahn have been friends in the Cops in Schools Mentoring Programme for three years. Their latest project had them both learning some new skills.

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For the price of a coffee.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is participating in #GivingTuesday as it gets under way in New Zealand for the first time this year. And for the price of a coffee we've got an idea about how you can get involved.

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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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