Apply to be a big

Social distancing's still in place, but we're taking applications and starting to make new matches! Volunteer interviews happen virtually; and new Bigs and Littles will spend their first 3 months of "get-to-know-you" focused on virtual activities facilitated by our team. After that period -- COVID-19 conditions permitting and procedures agreed to -- in-person meetings and experiences can be enjoyed.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete our 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

Once you hit “Submit,” you’ll hear from a BBBSEMO staff member within two (2) business days. They’ll answer questions and schedule your volunteer interview.

If at any time you have a question or concern, please contact Ericka Sanders at or (314) 615-1041.

Thanks in advance for your commitment to be there for our community’s children, teens and young adults.

  • Your Info

  • Driver's License Info

  • References

  • Please provide the following three (3) references. Please let your references know that we will be contacting them, and that the reference must be completed to ensure the most timely processing of your application. All references must be over the age of 18.
  • 1. Spouse or Live-in Significant Other Reference
    (If none, please list a relative)
  • 2. Friend Reference
    (Provide someone whom you have known at least 2 years and is familiar with your home environment.)
  • 3. Work, School or Personal Reference
    (Full time students, please list someone from your current school)