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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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It's National Scavenger Hunt Day! There are some great apps to go on scavenger hunts here is Central Ohio. From Pokémon Go to Geocaching to Monkey Spot, it is time to get out and play! Learn more here:
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Congrats Grads! You did it! Thank you mentors for being #DefendersOfPotential.

#TBT #ThankYouThursday #CollegeGrads
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Congratulations to our selfie contest winners - Match Melanie & Yazmine!

Want to become a Mentor? Join us for a informational webinar:
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Today, New York City Guest Artist Hauns Korpela brings his amazing choreography and design talent to Columbus for the 2019 Earth Jam Charity Fashion Benefit. It's a don't miss event - the most avant-garde hairstyling and fashion runway show of the year! With professional staging, music, lighting, special effects and plenty of surprises, the 2019 Earth Jam Charity Fashion Benefit will be the talk of the town!

Don't miss the live auction that includes two sets of Delta airline tickets among other great items!

The exciting charity show celebrates the amazing talent of the Aveda Institute Columbus students and Nurtur Salon stylists. The show adheres to Aveda's mission to care for the world we live in, from the products we make, to the ways in which we give back to society. Donations support Big Brothers Big Sisters' Environmental Education programs that benefit central Ohio kids.
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Calling all #DefendersofPotential.
Register for the May 29, Mentor Orientation Webinar today:
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