Check out our blog to stay up-to-date about everything that's happening at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County!
Stay in touch with us to get information on upcoming events, recent news, and more.

How to Find the Right Volunteer Organization for Your Passion

Finding the right volunteer organization to align with your passion can be an exhilarating yet overwhelming experience. With countless options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, by understanding your passion, aligning it with your values, matching your skills, researching, evaluating, and considering key factors, you can optimize your volunteer experience. Understanding Your Passion To embark…

Making a Difference: How Volunteering Impacts Individuals and Communities

Volunteering is a powerful way to make a difference in both individuals and communities. Whether you are looking for mentorship opportunities or want to give back to your community, volunteering offers countless benefits for everyone involved. The Transformative Power of Volunteering Volunteering has the transformative power to change lives, both for the ones being helped and those giving their time…

5 Reasons Why Volunteering as a Big Brother or Sister Can Change Your Life

Becoming a Big Brother or Sister could be the perfect fit if you're looking for a rewarding volunteer or mentorship opportunity. Serving young people from age six through young adulthood, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County offers one-to-one mentoring friendships that have the power to make a lasting impact. Let's dive into the top five reasons why volunteering as…

Volunteer of the Month: Aosai Liu

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is pleased to honor Big Sister Aosai Liu as our Big of the Month. Aosai has been matched with Little Sister Joanny for almost seven months, and they connected right from the start. Aosai and Joanny both enjoy making crafts, drinking bubble tea, going to the Madison Children’s Museum, and trying new things.…

Volunteer of the Month: Renee Schuppener

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County is pleased to honor Big Sister Renee Schuppener as our Big of the Month. Renee has been matched with Jasmin for eight years! Jasmin and Renee have experienced many fun times together, from doing outdoor activities to going to different restaurants to experience food from other countries. Jasmin has now graduated from High…

Big Brother Aaron & Little Brother Emerson

Aaron has been matched with his Little Brother Emerson for nearly 6 years. He was nominated by Lisa, Emerson’s mom: When my husband (Emerson's father) first passed, I attended a grief group where widows shared several vital things they found helpful for their children when they experienced loss. One that especially stood out to me was the recommendation of the…

Big Couple Karen and Barney & Little Brother Brandon

Karen and Barney have been matched with their Little Brother Brandon for 3.5 years. They were nominated by Marisa, Brandon’s mom:  I wanted Brandon to have a friend and to give him some opportunities that I couldn’t give to him. I knew there were experiences I would maybe be able to give him in the future, but he was a…

Big Brother Jerome & Little Brother Malaki

Jerome has been matched with his Little Brother Malaki for 2 years. He was nominated by Selam, Malaki’s mom, and by BBBS Staff.  From Selam: Jerome is an outstanding person who goes above and beyond to help his community and he loves being a Big. He always has a smile on his face when he is around my son! Jerome…

Big Sister Kelly & Little Sister Jamyla

Kelly has been matched with her Little Sister Jamyla for 3.5 years. She was nominated by Dominique, Jamyla’s mom: Early on, Ms. Kelly was fully engaged in Jamyla’s education. She found community resources that were less expensive or free and shared the information with me, helping us find a tutoring program that would allow Jamyla to become more confident in…

Big Brother Rich & Little Brother Sir Zion

Richard has been matched with his Little Brother Sir Zion for 4 years. He was nominated by Sir Zion: One of the reasons I joined BBBS was because I was lonely. It's hard to find the right people to hang out with sometimes. When I got accepted to the program, I was happier than I had been in a long…