Online Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. Please fill out the application below and click on the submit button when completed. In addition, please fax or email a copy of a valid driver’s license OR passport; AND proof of auto-insurance (if you plan to transport a child as a community-based Big.) Our customer relations specialist will contact you for your social security number and date of birth and will send you instructions about how to complete a background check. All applications will be given equal consideration regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

FAX: (704) 910-5633   EMAIL: bbbs.info@bbbscentralcarolinas.org
ADDRESS: 3801 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205
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Volunteer Application

  • Possession of a driver's license is required if you will be transporting a program youth in any vehicle you are operating.

  • REFERENCE INFORMATION

    Please list information for at least three references below including:

    1. Your spouse or domestic partner (i.e. if you liver with a significant other/girlfriend/boyfriend) OR a family member, if you do not have a spouse, partner, or significant other);
    2. Current or former employer or co-worker you have known for at least one year, or someone from your school if you are a student; AND
    3. A friend or neighbor you have known for at least two years.
  • (if no spouse/partner):
  • (current or past) or school personnel (if you are a student)
  • ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

    In addition to the references above, Big Brothers Big Sisters requires references from all youth serving organizations at which you have worked or volunteered directly with youth in the past. Please list additional on a separate page, if needed.
  • VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT

    I consent to and understand that:

    1) The references and youth-serving organization I listed may be contacted by mail, telephone, email, or in-person;
    2) The information I provided may be used to conduct a background check, to include a search of public domain records, driving records check, juvenile and adult criminal history check (see attached authorization), military records, and other records where required by local, state, or federal law for volunteers working with youth;
    3) I am in no way obligated to perform any volunteer services;
    4) The BBBS agency is not obligated to match me with a youth and may deny my application or close my match at any time, and yo protect all participants' confidentiality, BBBS is not required to disclose reasons for doing so;
    5) Other BBBS agencies and youth organizations where I have worked or volunteered may be contacted as references;
    6) As part of the enrollment processes, I will be required to provide additional personal information, including completion of an in-person interview;
    7) I understand that the information I provide in the enrollment process will be kept confidential unless disclosure is required by law and with exceptions noted below.
    8) I understand that incidents of child abuse or neglect, past or present, must be reported to proper authorities;
    9) I understand that certain relevant information about me will be discussed with the parent/guardian of a child who is a prospective match (this might include demographic information, information relevant to parent/child preferences, and any information relevant to a child's safety or well-being);
    10) For purposes of program evaluation, audit, or accreditation, and with the prior approval of the Board of Directors, certain outside bodies such as BBBS of America may have access to records.
    11) It is my responsibility to update the agency if any of the information I provide on this application, in my interview, or any other information provided during the enrollment process changes (i.e. address, phone number, auto insurance, new criminal charges, etc.).
    12) I agree to timely communication and follow-up with all agency staff.
  • Please read the following carefully before signing this application:

    I understand that this is an application for a volunteer opportunity and is not a promise or commitment by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    I certify that all information I have provided or will provide to Big Brothers Big Sisters, including this application, is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I certify that I have and will answer all questions to the best of my ability and that I have not and will not withhold any information that would affect my application for a volunteer position. I understand that information contained on my application will be verified by Big Brothers Big Sisters. I understand that misrepresentations or omissions may be cause for my immediate rejection as an applicant or termination as a volunteer.

    At any time while involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, I agree to immediately inform my Big Brothers Big Sisters contact person of any and all infractions, violations, charges, and convictions related to any civil, domestic, or criminal occurrences. I understand that BBBS staff needs to be fully informed to provide the best guidance or support possible.
  • VOLUNTEER CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT

    As a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas, I understand that I may become aware of certain confidential information which includes, but is not limited to:

    All medical and personal information concerning Littles and their families
    Information regarding the provision of services

    1) It is expected that I will keep such information in the strictest confidence.
    2) I understand that this confidentiality agreement will be kept on record at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.
    3) I understand that written authorization shall be obtained only by a staff member from the Little's Parent/Guardian before any information can be disclosed to another individual, organization or program.
    4) I understand that any information that is shared will be done so only with the permission of the Little's Parent/Guardian and only when appropriate to serving the best interest of the Little.

    I have read, understand and agree to abide by the above policy both during and after my volunteer tenure with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.
  • VOLUNTEER PUBLICITY CONSENT FORM

    I do hereby authorize Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas to use my image and voice, including photos and video, for publicity purposes to promote the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas program. The images/voices may be used in various promotional materials (such as our website), news media publicity, Facebook and Twitter.

    It is my understanding that first names, images/voices may be used by BBBSCC corporate partners.

    I agree that there will be no compensation whatsoever for this participation or for the use of resulting materials by Big Brother Big Sisters.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas unconditionally releases me from all liabilities or claims that may result from the existence and use of any such materials.
    Please check the appropriate box
  • VOLUNTEER PRE-INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE

    Prior to your in-person interview, please answer the questions below. Parents of youth in or programs will often ask questions about someone with whom their child will be matched. The information you provide will also help us make a better match for you and assure we can support you during your involvement with our program. Please note that you will have an opportunity to discuss these questions and your responses more thoroughly during your in-person interview.
  • Provide name, age, relationship to you
  • PREFERENCES

    Please check areas of interest and activities you would enjoy.