Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury

Matching vulnerable children in our communities with a safe and trusted adult role model, the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme supports positive relationships that are critical to childhood development.

For one hour, once a week our ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ spend time together sharing hobbies and interests. By simply showing up each week and being themselves, our Mentors provide encouragement, promote confidence and build self-belief in our young people.

For some of the children in our programme, the weekly interaction with their Mentor may be the only time they spend outside their home or school, or are afforded the undivided attention of an adult.

You only need to give a little, to change a life.