Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

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Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 to 12 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 750 children each year in 13 different locations:

North Island




Hawke's Bay




South Island


North Canterbury





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New Research highlights the impact of our programme  5 December 2014

Thanks for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Your gift will make an incredible difference in a child's life and there is new research on Big Brothers Big Sisters to confirm this!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Study in Canada has found some impressive results showing that boys with a mentor on our programme are less likely to exhibit a whole range of negative behaviours.

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Latest donations

  • ACC

    ACC on 07 Aug 2019


    This is a donation on behalf of staff at ACC’s National Office. Last month we celebrated International Friendship Day with a Random Act of Kindness. For one of the many activities we had last month, we invited staff in our National Office to show someone in ACC they cared by sending them a personalised message in one of our friendship cards. Staff gave a small Koha for their cards and we organised delivery. We love the important work you do and hope this helps.


    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Wow Team ACC! What a wonderful way to celebrate International Friendship Day - we love the outward expression and simplicity of just giving a little something to really make someones day! It is what our Mentors are ALL about! Thank you so much for the generous donation towards our programme, it is invaluable to our staff, our mentors and our young people, to have your support! Ngā mihi maioha Rachel and the BBBS of NZ Team

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Jun 2019



    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Morena and a HUGE thank you for believing in the power of mentoring. Your generosity will help us to seek out incredible volunteer mentors and match them will a really well needing and well deserving young person in the Auckland region... So, KNOW that you are really helping to make an amazing difference! The BBBS Team

  • Limit Zero Gym

    Limit Zero Gym on 21 May 2019


    This is a donation on behalf of everyone that comes to Limit Zero Private Gym in Christchurch. Each month we run a 'Community of Giving' program where clients get to vote on a charity, for us as a business to donate to, every time they come into the gym - giving them more incentive to come more often. Each month the charity with most votes gets the donation. It's my pleasure to offer you guys this donation on behalf of Limit Zero and let you know that you got the most votes in February 2019.


    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Team... this is AMAZING and I know the Christchurch branch will be super excited and in touch soon enough to thank you personally! We really appreciate being selected - a HUGE thank you to all those who voted for BBBS!

  • Irena

    Irena on 16 Apr 2019



    • 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



    • 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!

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