What Your Gift Supports
BBBSGC enables relationships which become lifelong friendships with positive impacts felt by the volunteer and the child. This success and longevity is due to a well-established professional system of screening and supporting volunteers and families. This system is in place behind every match relationship we support.
Matches are carefully administered and supported by rigorous standards and trained personnel. Our professional match support staff interviews and screens each potential volunteer. This screening process includes reference checks, interviews and criminal background checks. Through interviews with volunteers, children and families, the BBBS staff gets to know all parties involved, and is able to make compatible matches most likely to be long-lasting. Our matches are safe and suited for each child's needs, and thus, they are truly built to last.
Our staff regularly communicates with families and volunteers to ensure that the relationship stays on track. Volunteers and families know they have a professional Match Support Specialist to help them through challenges, and the support of these relationships is one of the most crucial aspects of their success.