Big Brothers Big Sisters critically in need of volunteers

CINCINNATI -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is desperately in need of volunteers throughout the Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana areas. 

In a statement from the organization, they stress that the need for volunteers is critical. Currently, more than 400 children are on the agency's waiting list, with only a handful of potential volunteers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs adult volunteer mentors with Tri-State children who can benefit from a positive role model. The volunteer has the choice to be a part of a site-based program, where they meet with the child at their school or clubs, or they can be part of a community-based mentors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters asks for a one-year commitment from volunteers, although matches may last longer if requested. This long-term mentoring has a proven success record and makes a difference in the life of children.

Kathy List, president and CEO of the agency, hopes the community will rally around the need for mentors.

"Please take a moment to recall someone in your life who helped you, not because they had to, but because they wanted to," List said. "Consider being a role model for a local child in honor of the person who helped you succeed in school and life."

Volunteer applications are on their website: www.bigsforkids.org/site/c.buIUJgNUKjL6G/b.6412397/k.E226/Volunteer_to_start_something.htm

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