Many of us have had at least one mentor in our lives. Mentors provide consistent, positive interactions to foster growth and help us become successful adults. This week at BBBS CM/MW we are focusing on connecting kids to success – now and in the future. A great mentoring relationship can be the key to success… Read More How to Become a Great Mentor
When I first told my family and friends that I wanted to do an AmeriCorps year of service most of them either did not know what AmeriCorps was or were concerned I’d be giving up too much to “work a full time job that hardly pays anything”. My explanation to them was always quite simple:… Read More My Year as a Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring: A Personal Essay
Recently, I was walking to our Worcester office from the parking lot when I noticed a pile of clothes, an empty backpack, and various personal items strewn about the ground. It appeared as though someone had emptied a backpack full of items and tossed them haphazardly in search of something. While it was unclear if… Read More The Clothes in the Parking Lot – A Holiday Message from Jeff Chin, CEO of BBBS of CM/MW
For all of you who answered, “said they feel their Bigs help them a lot” when answering our last poll, you’re right! 80% of Littles feel this way. Make a difference in a child’s life, volunteer today.
As a college student my obvious priority is to learn – and of course have a bit of fun while doing it. However, as I sit here about to enter into my senior year I have to come to realize that what I have learned in the classroom is important but never enough on its… Read More BIG Lessons to Learn, a blog post by Amanda Williams, Intern and Former Big
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest celebrates its amazing volunteers year round, but this week it’s giving a little extra love to the hundreds of community, site-based, and corporate volunteers that change the lives of children all across Massachusetts for the better. Without its volunteers, BBBS of CM/MW would not be able to provide mentoring programs… Read More Celebrating National Volunteer Week!
When Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest (BBBS of CM/MW) was contacted in the Fall of 2013 by Avidia Bank, the agency was immediately excited about the opportunity to partner with them. Avidia Bank, a well-established, mutual community bank with offices all over Central Massachusetts and Metrowest, wanted to get involved but wasn’t quite… Read More “BBBSCM can offer a consistent and positive presence in these children’s lives,” Says Avidia Bank CFO Margaret Sullivan
Fifty-seven years old, unhappily married, three grown daughters with families of their own, just laid off from my full-time job–that was my life in 2007. Something was missing in my empty-nest. My girlfriend suggested I become a mentor, so on January 12, 2008, I went to an informational night at the YWCA to learn more… Read More “WHEN ONE PERSON MENTORS, TWO LIVES ARE CHANGED”, an essay by Gail T., Big Sister
The deadline to register for Volunteer Appreciation Day is TODAY! Join us Saturday, August 4th from noon until 5:00 pm at Camp Resolute! Come spend an afternoon swimming, boating and playing games! A late afternoon barbeque will also take place so bring your Little and have a fun day together! Directions: The event will be… Read More Final Reminder…The Deadline is Today!
Thank you to Liberty Mutual employees who have volunteered their time this past week to paint our conference room! Thank you Adam Om, Marlene Colonair, Amber Cylkowski, Allison Wilson, Teresa Lords, Denise Kennelly, Claire Dickinson, JaQuaine L. Coe and Dan Pomfret!