1001 West 12th,  Emporia KS 66801 US


Community Based Mentoring
An eligible adult volunteer is matched  with a child in his or her community, based on similar interests, match preferences, etc. The volunteer and child spend 4 hours together each month for at least six months, sharing fun activities they both enjoy. The schedule is flexible to meet the needs of the volunteer and family. Matches are also encouraged to attend agency events throughout the year. Just a few hours a month can make a BIG impact on a child's life! Little Moments, BIG Magic!!

Playing catch
Reading books
Getting ice cream
Going to a museum
Providing advice and ​inspiration

Buzz Club & Hornet Queens

This Recognized Student Organization at Emporia State provides a volunteer opportunity to be a part of BBBS without the regular time commitment. Plus, it is a great way to get community service or volunteer hours. This program meets Tuesday evenings at Emporia State University.  Eligible ESU student volunteers are matched with a child for at least one semester. The group enjoys dinner in the ESU Student Cafeteria, and engages in a fun and creative activity each week. 

Lunch Buddies
The Lunch Buddies program matches children with an eligible volunteer for at least one semester. Matches meet for 45 minutes during the student lunch period, once a week. Bigs & Littles share lunch together, and may also read, work on homework, or just enjoy hanging out and talking!  

Bigs in Schools
The Bigs in Schools program matches children with an eligible high school volunteer for at least one semester. Matches meet during school, once a week. Bigs & Littles do activities together such as, read, work on homework, play games, make crafts or just enjoy hanging out and talking! 

First Friends
First Friends Club includes BBBS participants who are new to the program or waiting to be re-matched. First Friends Club meets once a month for a fun group activity. It is important for everyone to attend, as it gives the BBBS staff an extra opportunity to interact with the children and determine what type of volunteer they would be most compatible with.