Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC in Avery County


Non-Profit Organizations

About Us


We believe that in each child there is a special spark that, when provided with inspiration and encouragement, will lead them to become a positive, productive citizen of our community and the world.

With just a few hours each month as a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister, you'll become a role model and a friend and provide your Little with the support they need to reach their full potential.

When matched with their Big, Littles gain a role model, a friend and access to new experiences through which they build higher aspirations for their lives. These relationships provide them with the support they need to achieve academic improvement, growth in self-confidence and development of life skills, and reward mentors with the experience of being an integral part of that young person's success.

With the help of thousands of volunteer big Brothers and Big Sisters, we've been transforming children's lives through professionally supported, mentoring relationships for 40 years!

OUR VISION: All youth achieve their full potential
OUR MISSION: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth
- Child safety is a top priority in our practices.
- We respect and value diverse live experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
- We value our relationships with parents/guardians.
- We make and develop relationships that ignite the potential of your.
- We ensure that volunteers receive effective training and individualized attention from staff.


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