Get Involved

Ways to Get Involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the DC Metro Area

Become a Big Brother or a Big Sister to meet the needs of children who are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Male mentors are currently in demand to be matched with our waiting list of boys.

Become a Big Brother or Big Sister in DC

Our certified Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide high-risk children with a compass and direction for positive futures. Our programs develop higher aspirations, greater confidence and educational success. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities.

And we couldn’t do any of it without you!

To get involved & volunteer as a mentor, please contact the following individuals:

Get Involved in Washington D.C.
Rukia Malipula, MBA
Program Coordinator, Teen Pregnancy Program
301-794-9170, ext. 13

Get Involved in Montgomery County
John Sanchez
Director of Program Services
301-794-9170 ext. 15

Get Involved in Fairfax County
Mirna Quiroga
Director of Program Services
1751 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 600
Mclean, VA

Get Involved in Alexandria, Arlington, Prince Georges & Other Areas
Denise Williams
VP of Programs
301-794-9170 ext. 17



Looking for a way to get involved in the DC community? In addition to becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, here are some other ways you can get involved in our mentoring program:

  • Host a “Bowl for Kids” party; raise money while having fun!
  • Host a group of Bigs and Littles for a cultural event or educational trip.
  • If you speak Spanish and are bilingual, volunteer in our Latino Outreach Initiative:
    • Become a Big
    • Help BBBS with Latino community outreach
    • Volunteer to create an event to benefit the program
  • Raise money to host a “Beyond School Walls” program in Washington, DC or Prince George’s County, MD
  • Join our alumni group. If you are former Big or Little, no matter where, but you now live in the DC Metro area, join our new alumni group. Get more information about our new Alumni group.
  • Make a donation. Your donation will help a child to reach his or her full potential through an ongoing relationship with a caring and certified adult mentor.

For more information and to get involved, please contact:

Caitlin Goodman
Communications & Outreach Manager
202.783.5585 ext. 21