We are passionate about our region’s tamariki and believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

As Christchurch’s largest volunteer mentoring network we support tamariki through mentoring friendships. When Big Brothers Big Sisters partners a young person with a role model, we start something special: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom and create building blocks for a brighter future for that young person.

By changing the course of young lives we can change the course of our community’s future, potentially leading to a reduction in poverty, unemployment, safer schools and neighbourhoods and a renewed optimism for growth.

Setting out to achieve this, we match young people with suitable adult mentors from our community and the opportunity to build positive, enduring relationships becomes possible. The difference you can make with one hour, once a week can impact a lifetime.

Playing sports, hanging out, going to for a drink, walks, playing board games, bike rides, crafts and more.

Mentoring sessions are a fun, relaxed time when young people and their mentors hang out and build a friendship. It’s all about spending one-to-one time together doing things both the big and little enjoy from 1 to 3 hours once a week.


Mentoring. So Simple, it Works

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One hour. Once a Week. One life.