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BC BIGS is a partnership between the Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB), and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston (BSA) where BC students can serve as mentors to young people in Boston. BC BIGS is a great way to get involved in the Boston community, make a difference in a young person’s life, and meet other BC students who share similar passions.


You can participate in BC BIGS through the following programs:

BC BIGS commit to:

  • Volunteering regularly as a mentor to a young person, as defined by your specific program
  • Attending at least one mandatory training session each semester
  • Participating in the BC BIGS community through occasional meetings and gatherings
  • Participating in a small group with other BC BIGS
  • Regular communication with Match Support Specialists at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay or Big Sister Association of Greater Boston


If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister in the BC BIGS program follow these steps (allow 4-6 weeks for the whole process):

  1. Complete an application form and return it to the VSLC, McElroy 114 (applications will be available at the Student Involvement and VSLC Volunteer Fairs).
  2. BBBSMB or BSA will contact you to set up an initial interview and conduct a screening process. BBBSMB or BSA must accept you as a Big Brother or Big Sister in order for you to join BC BIGS.
  3. Get matched with a Little Brother or Little Sister.
  4. Once matched, you will be contacted by a BC BIGS leader and Graduate Assistant, Amy Gribaudo



Big Brother Justin

                                      BC BIGS Snapshot


Read Big Brother, and Boston College Junior, Justin Strahan's interview with Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay to learn how his relationship with his Little Brother Jelani has developed.


Visit our BC BIGS table at these upcoming events to learn more!

Student Involvement Fair
Friday, 9/5/14
10 AM - 2 PM
Middle Campus

VSLC Volunteer Fair
Tuesday, 9/9/14
7 PM - 9 PM
Lyons Dining Hall



Visit McElroy 114
Call 617-552-1317