Apply to be a big

Yes! You’re taking the first step to show up for youth in our community. Thank you.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete your application quickly and easily:

  • About 10-15 minutes
  • Your driver’s license number and expiration date
  • Three (3) references + name, email, phone for each
    • Spouse/live-in partner/relative
    • Close friend of 2 years or more
    • Work, school, or personal reference

You’ll hear from BBBSEMO within two (2) business days to schedule your volunteer interview.

Questions? Please contact Ericka Sanders at or (314) 615-1041. Or you can schedule a time to chat here.

 COVID-19 Precautions: Volunteer interviews are virtual. New Bigs and Littles focus on "get-to-know-you" virtual activities facilitated by our team. After 3 months -- COVID-19 conditions permitting and procedures agreed to -- in-person meetings and experiences can be enjoyed.

Our participants come to us with a wide range of personal characteristics. We believe that participant eligibility shall be determined without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. 

Select all that apply. (On a computer, hold down CTRL to select multiple options.)

References and Background Check

Please provide at least three references. 
1) A reference from a Spouse or Live-In Significant Other is required. Substitute a family member if you are not married or do not live with a significant other.
2) A friend you have known for at least two full years is required.
3) A personal or professional reference is required.

Must be a minimum of two full years.