Operation Bigs:

Mentoring for Military Children

MISSION: change children’s lives

Sometimes the best thing a child can have is a friend. An adult to look up to, speak with on a personal level and confide in, and who can help with everyday things. Big Brothers Big Sisters is on a mission to inspire children’s passions and encourage them to achieve success in life.


Operation Bigs focuses on providing mentors for children in military families. Mentoring isn’t parenting. Bigs can’t fill those shoes, and definitely not those boots. Bigs are just here as a little extra support. Bigs who mentor children from military families come from various backgrounds and can be military (active or retired) or civilian volunteers.

Just as we do with all of our matches, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully matches Bigs and Littles for long-term, one-to-one friendships. We also provide support for the mentors, children and families throughout the life of the match. The safety and well-being of all Littles comes first. We take time to match the right Bigs and Littles together. And there is more than one way for them to meet, providing flexibility for the matches.


To get more information about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, fill out the form below, and we’ll pass along your information to the agency that serves your area. A staff member will contact you about the next steps in the process.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.