- Avi Cohen
- Sophie Brickman
Brandeis Big Siblings partners with Jewish Big Brother Big Sister (JBBBS) to match Brandeis University students in a one-on-one mentoring relationship with youth in the Waltham area. Matches can share meals, play games, do homework, talk, and do other social activities. The relationship focuses on trust, stability, working together, and having fun.
We have two separate programs.
The first program is a Lunch-Time Program, where the Brandeis volunteers go to their Little's school (Stanley Elementary) and meet with them during their lunch time. The Brandeis volunteers go to the Little's school every week for one hour.
Our second program is a Campus-Based Program, where the Little's come to the Brandeis University campus and meet with their Big Sibling for two hours, twice a month.
Population Served: We serve youth ages 6-17 in the Waltham area.
Community Partners: We partner with Jewish Big Brother Big Sister. We also currently partner with the Stanley Elementary School in Waltham.
Transportation: For the Lunch-Time Program, Brandeis University students walk to the Stanley School. For the Campus-Based Program, the Little will be dropped off at the Brandeis campus.
How to Participate: Potential volunteers can apply using this link. To refer a child through JBBBS, please fill out this online form. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com
Volunteer Time Commitment: Both programs require 4 hours of meeting per month. Our Lunch-Time Program requires one hour a week, every week, at the Stanley School. Our Campus Based Program requires two hours a week, twice a month, on the Brandeis University campus.