Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

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Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 to 18 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

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Research highlights the powerful, positive, lasting impact that mentors have on children’s lives.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters model of mentoring has been affirmed by rigorous, ongoing external evaluation. This independent research has shown the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.

With a proven track record of over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s largest mentoring programme helping over 280,000 children around the world reach their potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships.

Here in New Zealand Big Brothers Big Sisters supports around 900 children each year in 11 different locations:

North Island

Hamilton

Taranaki

Hawke's Bay

Rotorua

Tamaki-nui-a-Rua (Dannevirke/Tararua)

Manawatu

South Island

Nelson

Buller

Westland

North Canterbury

Christchurch


Latest donations

  • Irena

    Irena on 16 Apr 2019

    Private

    Private

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful donation and for showing your support for the programme and our young people! It means a lot to have support from our local communities.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 31 Mar 2019

    $50

    $50

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Thank you for your incredibly donation for our Manawatu programme. It will directly help provide a young person with a trusted adult role model and to have opportunities to experience success and overcome adversities with the support of an incredibly community - so THANK YOU!

  • Kristina

    Kristina on 31 Mar 2019

    $500

    $500

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Kristina! What an incredibly generous donation! A donation like will make a significant impact as we continue establishing the programme in the Auckland region. Your donation is directly helping to provide a young person with a trusted adult role model and to have opportunities to experience success and overcome adversities with the support of an incredibly community - so THANK YOU!

  • DeArna

    DeArna on 06 Mar 2019

    $50

    $50

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      He DeArna! Thank you so much for your incredible generosity! It makes a world of difference in finding and training our wonderful volunteer mentors, helping to deliver our programme to well deserving young people all over NZ! We appreciate it so much. Rachel

  • Mariri Storage/Sam Leith Landscapes

    Mariri Storage/Sam Leith Landscapes on 11 Jan 2019

    $500

    Such an epic programme you guys run :) great stuff, thanks from all of us!

    $500

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Sam! Thank you so much for this extremely generous contribution to our programme. It is a significant amount and will make a big difference in helping to provide a well deserving young person with a trusted adult and role model, someone to just have a heap of fun with and feel supported by! Your support will be noticed! THANK YOU! the BBBS of NZ Team

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Research highlights the powerful, positive, lasting impact that mentors have on children’s lives.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters model of mentoring has been affirmed by rigorous, ongoing external evaluation. This independent research has shown the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.

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