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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
April 27, 2011

I'm a big with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. I've been matched with 'little' for about a year and half. It's been amazing. Not only do I see a boost in his confidence and grades, but a better relationship with his family, and becoming a leader amongst his friends. We've come a long way in our relationship and have a long way to go! Thanks to BBBS this relationship has been facilitated and lives are being changed. Thing is, I don' t know if mine has changed more or his! Thanks BBBS!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

so many ways! Not only is our relationship great, but so are the people that work there. They are so supportive and helpful whenever I have questions. Makes the relationship very seamless!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

maybe retool it more specifically towards boys and men. Women seem to be plentiful, but men volunteers not so much. I wish there were more men to match the need for the overflow of boys in need.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Not much really. It's up to me to build the relationship.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Big time! I don't have younger siblings so I never hang out with people who are so dependent. I think everyone should go through this organization before even thinking about having children of their own. Very eye opening!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

humbled

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Mentor fatherless youth.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIES
September 25, 2009

An incredibly well run organization. Joining up with BBBSGTC is the best decision I've made. Everyone that I have dealt with throughout the org. has been very proffesional and fun loving all at the same time! They do an excellent job supporting, encouraging and thanking their dedicated volunteers! Everyone here is here for a great purpose then themselves and it's very obvious from the get go! I can't say enough about these wonderful people and the difference they are making in our community!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being directlty invovled with little's and their bigs! Everyone is better for their experience!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more involved.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

gaining a great new friend.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and kind, but even more then that caring and compassionate, and true to their mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

would be great but they do so much with the resources they have available. Although they're not loaded I don't think $ is their issue.

Ways to make it better...

I could find more time to hang out with my 'little'.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

volunteer numbers. They do a great job recruiting I think but there is so much need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish people could understand better what a difference the org. makes in the lives of everyone involved.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Mentor a young boy.