Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

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Enrolling a Little into the Program

Match your child/youth to a caring adult mentor & friend

Two to four times a month


Becoming a Little Brother or Sister

Little Brothers / Little Sisters are children living in Santa Cruz County that will benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a positive adult friend / role model.

All Little Brothers / Sisters need and want the friendship of an adult to have fun and help them through difficult childhood experiences.


› A desire by both guardian and child to be a part of the program.

› Child age 7-14 years old (or about to turn 7 years old).

› Living in Santa Cruz County.

Program Details

Like our Little Brothers / Sisters, our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. They are at least 18 years of age and may be single or married, perhaps even with a family of their own. Big Brothers / Big Sisters make a one-year commitment to spend a few hours a week with their Little Brother / Sister doing fun activities at a time that work for both of them.

All volunteers for this program, like all Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, are interviewed, screened, and trained by our professional agency staff.

How to Apply

Fill out an online application in English or Espanol


Download the application to print and mail it to us. Choose either the English Application or Aplicacion en Espanol

Mail your application to: Big Brothers Big Sister of Santa Cruz County, 1500 41st Ave, Suite 250 Capitola, CA 95010


To receive an application by mail, either call the agency at 831-464-8691 or email us.

Once we receive your application, you will receive a call from a case manager explaining the next step.  A case manager will then schedule a Home Visit and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to give us a call at 831-464-8691 if you have any further questions.

Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County