Apply to be a big

Hurray! You’re taking the first step to play it forward as a Big in our community. Thank you.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete your application in 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. Your next step is to complete a short 15 minute video orientation and questionaire. Then, you'll hear from a team member to schedule your volunteer interview. For ease of scheduling, interviews are mostly virtual.

Questions? Schedule a time to chat hereFor FAQs and more details, visit our Volunteer page.

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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. 


















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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.








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