Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program

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United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceOur cornerstone program…the One-To-One program matches Littles in our agency with Big Brothers or Big Sisters for a minimum of one year. The "matches" get together for an average of 8-10 hours per month (4-hour minimum). Each match has its own unique Case Plan designed to help the Little improve and to provide an actionable plan for the volunteer Big.
Geographical AreaBerks
Intake ProcedureCall the office for a 10-15 minute phone orientation which will discuss the application process, the minimum eligibility requirements and all of the programs offered. An application packet will be mailed.
Client Information
Age GroupChildren
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityYouth (Little Brothers/Sisters)-
* must be between the ages of 8 to 15 years old to initiate application
* Berks County resident
* single-parent household (exceptions possible)
* willing to complete application process
* willing to attend Empowerment Training
* have desire to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister and to sustain that mentoring match relationship for at least one year
* capable of deriving some benefit from services of the One-To-One mentoring program.

Volunteers (Big Bothers/Sisters)
* must be at least 19 years of age (or 18 and attending college in Berks County)
* resident of Berks County or attending school in Berks County
* gainfully employed, self-sufficient or a full time college student
* have access to a car, possess a valid drivers license, a good driving history and proof of insurance
* willing to complete the BBBS application and training process
* willing to make a one-year commitment to the agency and actively participate in one of our mentoring programs
* willing to attend any support/training workshops or meetings required by our agency
* willing to cooperate in the supervision/monitoring process of a mentoring match relationship
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Other hours available by appointment
Contact Information
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Contact's Name Brianna Reading
Contact's Position Youth Activities Coordinator
Contact's Phone 610-373-5544
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 303 Windsor Street
Physical Site Address 2 Centre Park
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19601
Main Phone 610-373-5544
Fax 610-373-5530
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County
Affiliated Program: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County - One-to-One Program
This Service: One-to-One
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Mentoring Programs (PH-1400.5000)
Youth Enrichment Programs (PS-9800.9900)