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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program of matching friends -- one adult with one child -- who needs stability and companionship. Through such a relationship, the child is able to develop a heightened sense of self-worth and both child and adult experience satisfaction. Matches gather together at least 2 to 4 times per month and participate in activities that they already enjoy doing.


  • Children from Jefferson, Elk, or McKean Counties, ages 5 and up, who want and could benefit from an additional positive adult role model in their life.

Service Area

  • McKean County
  • Elk County
  • Jefferson County

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Program Staff

  • Bachelor's level program coordinators and casemanagers are responsible for casemanagement, fundraising and public relations in all county programs.
  • Staff interview and screen potential volunteers with a written application, an in-home interview, by contacting 4 references, and assist in the completion of various background checks.

Referral Procedure

  • Parents of "Littles" can call toll free 1-877-776-1636.
  • Interested "Bigs" should also contact 1-877-776-1636 to find out more about bringing fun to a child (and themselves).