Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County provides peer mentorship by matching volunteers and youth in our community. These one to one relationships have proved to be a positive life impact on not only our youth but the volunteers who so graciously volunteer their time!
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build the foundation for a successful future. We nurture children and strengthen our communities.
In 1999 we started as a grassroots organization with a vision to improve the lives of children in our community.
For two years prior to the opening of our agency, community and board members raised funds and began the strenuous task of meeting the national standards put forth by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It was tough work, but we were driven by our mission.
Since our beginning, we have strived to create matches and improve our programs for the betterment of our community.
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Community-Based matches meet in the community or in the Little’s home for activities based on the interest's and needs of the little. We ask that the matches meet three to four times a month for at least an hour at a time.
School-Based matches meet one hour each week at the Little's school to work on assignments, have lunch, go to recess, and help with social skills.
Our volunteers are carefully screened by our staff of professionals. They also provide training, ongoing support, resources and activities for our matches to enjoy.
"Be who you needed when
you were growing up".
You don’t need experience or special training, money or a degree – you just need to be yourself and have fun. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll spend time with your Little on a regular basis and build a friendship. It’s as simple as that!
Your time and commitment can leave a lasting impression on a child and help them build a foundation for a successful future.
As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving your child the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to a brighter, more promising future.
Fantastic weather, hosted by the wonderful Mark and Kathi! There was more seafood than one could possibly eat; all in support of the youth of Island County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gives a hearty thanks to all who purchased tickets to this event at Festival of Trees. Check out our fundraising page for other awesome events!
Want to learn a little more? Feel free to roam our FAQ's page. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
We'd love to see you, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
913 E Whidbey Ave, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Monday - Thursday:
9am - 5pm
By Appointment Only
As a non-profit, we rely on grants and donations in order to provide quality service and professional support to our matches. Each match requires an investment of more than $1,200 a year. Your generous donation will fund our mission.