Community Program

In the Community Program, we "match" volunteers (Bigs) with children (Littles.)  These matches typically spend time enjoying activities together three times a month.  During these outings, they cultivate relationships that provide children with skills to manage every day challenges.

We serve any child in our service area who wants or needs a positive adult role model.  A volunteer Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family becomes a friend to the child and the relationship is supported by professional staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Through simple friendship, Bigs experience the joy of helping children discover a world of possibilities and opportunities. 

National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school.



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School-Based Programs

Volunteers are matched with Littles in a supervised setting in rural elementary and middle schools, typically once a week during the academic year. Teachers and counselors identify children who can benefit most from interaction with a caring adult. As their friendships evolve, volunteers and children discover ways to make school and learning fun.

The Ennis School Program is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ennis Branch and the Ennis Schools.  Last year, 46 high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors were matched with children in grades K-4 on a one-to-one basis.  The purpose of the program is to form a friendship between a volunteer "Big" and a child "Little" to assist the Little with social skills, academics, and self-esteem.   For more information on the Ennis Sidekicks,  please contact the Branch Director at [ email ] or (406) 682-5681.

The Big Sky School Program started in 2012 between Lone Peak High School and Ophir Elementary School.  The purpose of the program is to form a friendship between a volunteer "Big" and a child "Little" to assist the Little with social skills, academics, and self-esteem.  For more information on the Big Sky program contact the Branch Director at [ email ] or (406) 855-6544.


Contact Us


Main Office

15 South 8th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406.587.1216

Big Sky Branch

PO Box 160084
Big Sky, MT 59716
Phone: 406.855.6544

Ennis Branch

PO Box 57
Ennis, MT 59729
Phone: 406.682.5681