Volunteer to Start Something

What if every child finished high school, went to college or university, got a job and gave back to our community? Wouldn't that be something?


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"Our continued support of BBBSWR is a direct result of the understanding that there is a growing need..."  Bridgeway Foundation

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We know that it can be difficult to find a balance between work, family, friends and other commitments such as volunteering.

What if you could bring some of these things together?

Our Go Girls! program is designed with two mentors leading a
group of pre-teen girls who need guidance on topics such as:
healthy lifestyle practices and building positive self esteem. 

Volunteering in this program alongside a close friend would provide a real-life example of the importance of friendship and would allow you to spend time together doing something meaningful.

Apply together and start something big this Fall. 


 There is a new section of the website just for you!

 You can browse through upcoming events in the region, choose  from a variety of activity ideas, or get inspired by stories from Bigs. 

 Click here to discover local events happening in August. 


Visit the Start Talking blog from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada for discussions about the pressing issues that involve our youth. Provoking, educational and informative posts.

Big Sister Adriana named Volunteer of the Year

Adriana Verdonk, a dedicated volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region, was named Volunteer of the Year at the 1st Annual Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Awards on November 12th, 2013.

Sense of Family Found through Volunteering

As shared recently by a parent of a Little Brother involved in our program, families can extend past biological relatives

Text to Donate

TEXT 'BIGWR' to 45678 .. start something BIG! We are pleased to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters, including BBBSWR, is now in full swing with Mobile Giving! “Text to give” is one of the most convenient ways to donate and needless to say, we appreciate any and every form of giving!

Half of all Canadians are bullied as child or teen

Mentors seen as effective force against bullying: survey

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