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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is all about mentoring! We match caring volunteers with kids facing adversity to provide professionally-supported, structured mentoring relationships that have a measurable positive impact on our youth, our mentors and our community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule: community-based mentoring and school-based mentoring, including PROJECT MENTOR.

Our Ohio Footprint

Our network of affiliated offices serves kids in 14 Ohio counties! Last year, including our affiliated agencies, we served more than 7,000 Ohio kids in one-to-one mentoring relationships and at our Camp Oty’Okwa. In addition, MENTOR Central Ohio is increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring in Ohio. Our main office is in Columbus, and our family of affiliates includes:

What Does It Take To Be A Mentor?

It doesn't take any special skills or education to mentor in our community-based or school-based (including PROJECT MENTOR) programs, just a desire to help a child succeed. It is about developing a friendship and empowering a child. It will be one of the most fulfilling things you do, and you will be a force for change in our community.

Watch Kenny and Daryle's Story

How Do Bigs And Littles Get Matched?

Common Interests

We spend time getting to know volunteers and kids to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or reading? We look for things you have in common so you will have a good basis to develop a friendship.

Our Programs

How Do I Become A Mentor?


There are many ways to get involved with us! Here are a few: Follow us on social media, advocate for us through your networks, make a donation or provide in-kind support, help beautify Camp Oty'Okwa to prepare for campers, or sponsor a school supply drive or third party event.

I'm ready to volunteer!

Still Have Some Questions?

Please get in touch if you want more information. We want to talk to you!

From Our Community

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio would like to congratulate Board Member Ben Pierson and Rockbridge for receiving the medium-sized business 2019 Corporate Citizenship Award.

We are grateful for your continued support as we ignite the power and promise of youth.
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Our next #Brews4aCause fundraiser is this Thursday, July 25th with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio! We will have a guest bartender from 4pm-7pm and 10% of sales will be donated. Cheers!

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Big Futures Coffee Chat
June 25, 9am @ Cols Main Branch Library, Rm. 3B
Are you feeling challenged in your match? Or have a great story to share? Grab a coffee, meet other Bigs, build your skills as a mentor, and strengthen your match! RSVP here!
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Happy birthday to you! Celebrate you while helping local youth empower their potential.
Make #BBBSCentralOH your Facebook Fundraiser and support over 1,000 local matches:
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Summer is officially here (in the Northern Hemisphere)! Take a moment to celebrate summer with your Little at one of Central Ohio's amazing parks!
Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks:
Preservation Parks of Delaware County:
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