Start something by becoming a Big

Thank you for your interest in volunteering

Our Littles deserve the best and we do everything we can to ensure their safety. Before submitting your application to become a Big, please take a look at our volunteer requirements.


All Bigs must:

  • Be at least 19 years old and be a high school graduate (or equivalent).
  • Commit to a minimum of 1 year of mentoring.
  • Meet with their Littles 2 to 4 times per month.
  • Be able to pass criminal background checks.
  • Pass our motor vehicle guidelines:
    • A person convicted of any serious violation in the last 3 years will not be allowed to serve as a Big. These violations include but are not limited to:
      • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs;
      • Careless, reckless and/or willful reckless driving;
      • Speed in excess of 15 MPH over posted limit;
      • Criminal-type conviction (negligent homicide, hit and run, etc.);
      • Two or more at-fault accidents or violations on different occasions in the past year; and
      • Driving suspension/license revocation in the last 3 years.

If you meet the guidelines for becoming a Big, please fill out this application.

****BBBS Lincoln is working with a new online application system. To be sure your application was received, please send email confirmation to Jalin Gerdes at jgerdes@bbbslincoln.org.

After you complete the application, our Enrollment & Match Coordinator will contact you shortly to help you get started.