Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Inc.

 

Contact:

Robin Myer, Executive Director

Mailing Address:

50 South French Broad, Room 213
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number:

828-253-1470

Fax Number:

828-253-5403

Email Address:

Haywood County: haywood@bbbswnc.org

Swain County: swain@bbbswnc.org

Website Address:

http://www.bbbswnc.org/

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Location:

Take Hwy 107 through Sylva, turn right at Bogart's, and follow signs to Asheville. Take I-240 West, then take the Patton Ave., exit. Turn right onto South French Broad. The building is less than a block on the left at 50 S. French Broad St.

Agency Description:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program which emphasizes one-on-one interaction between an adult and a child over an extended period of time.

Training:

Will be provided by the agency.

Time Commitment:

School mentors meet once a week for the school year; Community mentors meet at least twice a month for a minimum of one year.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

Anyone who has the time and the interest in forming a positive relationship with a child can apply.

Volunteer Involvement:

Haywood County : Martha Barksdale at 828-273-3601

Swain County : Liz Butler at 828-736-2252

Buncombe County : Jill Hartmann at 828-253-1470.

Mentors are asked to be a friend and a role model for their child. The most important thing you can provide is time. By doing a variety of simple, sharing activities together, such as puzzles, crafts, reading, or sports, the child will learn to trust adults, feel better about themselves and do better in school.

Interested volunteers can call the phone numbers listed above or visit our website to obtain more information or an application.

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