Big Brothers Big Sisters
1003 Washington Avenue
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is a private, nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Founded in 1952, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star serves more than 1500 children annually. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is a United Way agency sponsored by the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast.
Volunteers provide Littles with one-on-one time and attention in their communities, typically two to four times a month. During these unstructured outings they cultivate relationships that provide children with skills to manage every day challenges. Through simple friendship, Bigs experience the joy of helping children discover a world of possibilities and opportunities.
Volunteers provide Littles with one-on-one time and attention in their schools, typically once a week during the academic year. Teachers identify children who can benefit most from interaction with a caring adult. As their friendships evolve, volunteers and children discover ways to make school and learning fun.
Description of Internship
- Parent/Child interviews (must be available in the evening) & the completing assessments from the interview
- Assist the customer relations department with references, setting up interviews, and file set-up
- Conducting match presentations (calling parents and volunteers to tell them about the potential match, and to set up the match introductions)
- Conducting match introductions (introducing the volunteer, parent and child to one another, going over program guidelines, and helping the match get started)
- Conducting volunteer and parent/child update interviews
Interns that work in the late afternoon and evenings are going to be able to participate in interviews and match introductions more than a student who is only available to work in the morning hours.
Criteria for Interns
Intern should have some experience with kids and be comfortable doing interviews. We will provide interview training for interns. Interns should have flexible schedules and be available to work in the evenings or late afternoons preferably.
Alistine Turnbull-Blackshear, Program Director