Ways to Help

Calling All Men!

Our goal is to enroll 45 new male mentors by the end of the year. Think back to when you were a kid. Who was the person who brought a little magic into your life, just by being there? By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can be that person in the life of a child. Just a few hours a week spent with a child can start them in the right direction. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio is different from other mentoring organization because we seek volunteers who are dedicated, consistent and are willing to mentor a child for at least a year. Our mentors help children facing adversity to beat the odds. Our professional staff is here to work with you, the child and the family over the course of your mentoring relationship.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer mentor, please send us an email with your name and contact information. A professional staff member will contact you to answer your questions and help you start something in the life of a child.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio is proven to help children, families, and communities by providing mentoring services that help our children succeed. Numerous studies have demonstrated that the one-to-one mentoring relationships created by Big Brothers Big Sisters significantly reduces the likelihood that a child will abuse alcohol or illegal drugs, resort to violence, or skip school. You can help provide a child with a caring mentor whose guidance and support can lead to long-term success in school and life. You can make a difference by providing the funding needed to carefully screen volunteers and match them in safe mentoring relationships as well as provide support for volunteers, children and their families.

To make a donation and start something in the life of a child, please send us an email with your contact information or click the “Make a Donation” button below.


Big Brothers Big Sisters offers internship opportunities in the areas of Enrollment and Matching, Matching Support, and Site-based Mentoring. To apply, send an email to bbbs@bbbsnwo.org with your name, address, phone number (cell/home/work), and any information you would like to share about yourself and a professional staff member will contact you to find out about your interests.

60 Mentors in 60 Days

Two hours. You could go to a Walleye game. Or maybe see a movie. Or, you could change a life forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters is recruiting mentors – 60 Mentors in 60 days. A Mentor doesn’t need any special skills or training — just a positive attitude and the desire to help one child achieve their potential. There are 168 hours in a week. Your Little only needs two. Become a Big today. And make a Big difference in the life of a child. Call 419.243.4600 or email us at bbbsnwo@bbbsnwo.org to start the process today.

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Please send donations via check, made payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.

Checks can be mailed to

424 Jackson Street Toledo, Ohio 43604

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