Club of Unmatched Littles (COUL)

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

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Data Provided By
United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceA group mentoring program which provides immediate mentoring services to youth upon acceptance to the agency, while the Little awaits a One-To-One match.
Geographical AreaBerks
Intake ProcedureCall the office for a 10-15 minute phone orientation. All must complete a written application and attend training. Volunteers have criminal background check and CHILDLINE check conducted prior to acceptance.
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
Unable to plot address.
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: Club of Unmatched Littles (COUL)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Mentoring Programs (PH-1400.5000)
Volunteer Opportunities (PX)
Youth Enrichment Programs (PS-9800.9900)