Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Inc.

 

Contact:  

Robin Myer, Executive Director

Mailing Address:  

50 South French Broad, Room 213
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number:  

828-253-1470

Fax Number:  

828-253-5403

Email Address:  

robinm@bbbswnc.org

Website Address:  

http://www.bbbswnc.org/

Office Hours:  

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Location:  

Take Hwy 107 through Sylva, turn right at Bogart's, and follow signs to Asheville.  Take I-240 West, then take the Patton Ave., exit. Turn right onto South French Broad. The building is less than a block on the left at 50 S. French Broad St.

Agency Description:  

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program which emphasizes one-on-one interaction between an adult and a child over an extended period of time.

Training:  

Will be provided by the agency.

Time Commitment:  

School mentors meet once a week for the school year; Community mentors meet at least twice a month for a minimum of one year.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:  

Anyone who has the time and the interest in forming a positive relationship with a child can apply.

Volunteer Involvement:  

Haywood County: Martha Darksdale at 508-6061

Swain County: Jim Strickland at 269-5521

Buncombe County: Jill Hartmann at 253-1470.  Mentors are asked to be a friend and a role model for their child. The most important thing you can provide is time. By doing a variety of simple, sharing activities together, such as puzzles, crafts, reading, or sports, the child will learn to trust adults, feel better about themselves and do better in school.

Interested volunteers can  call the phone numbers listed above or visit our website to obtain more information or an application.

 

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