BBBS in search of more Big Brothers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties said they were in desperate need of men to volunteer their time.
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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties said they were in desperate need of men to volunteer their time.

The organization matches kids with mentoring adults to develop a one-to-one relationship. They currently have a waiting list of around 10 to 12 boys who signed up for a Big Brother.

Employees said they wanted to remind the public that volunteering is not a huge time commitment.

"We ask for a one-year commitment to spend four to six hours a month with your Little," said Liz Sherman, mentoring supervisor. "That can look however you want it to look with your schedule. If you want to commit one day a month and spend a whole day with your Little or if you'd rather commit once a week and spend an hour or two, or every other week, it's really up to you. We just ask four to six hours a month."

Big Brothers Big Sisters still encourages kids to sign up, even if they aren't matched with a "Big" immediately. The organization said children can benefit from their other programs run through communities and schools.



 
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