Life-Changing Friendships

As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports life changing friendships between professionally screened adult volunteers (Bigs) & children (Littles).

2019 Bowl for Kids' Sake

HELENA BOWLERS - January 25, 26, & 27, 2019 at Sleeping Giant Lanes. Call 406-442-7479 for more information or sign up online at the link below!

GREAT FALLS BOWLERS - February 8 & 9 at Little's Lanes. Call 406-453-5521 for more information 

Dueling Pianos Nightclub Bash is back!

Join us for the 2018 Dueling Pianos Nightclub Bash on Saturday, February 23, 2019! The event takes place at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel hosted by Fun Pianos - Traveling Dueling Pianos Show by 176 Keys. It's the 7th year of hosting the Fun Events Dueling Pianos Fundraiser and they have decided to offer two experiences this year. A Friday Dinner Show has been added prior to the Saturday Nightclub Bash. On Saturday, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Helena Food Share are back for another friendly battle. Come for a fun night of singing along, dancing, comedy, and outrageous piano playing! It's a great variety show, mixing humor with classics to contemporary and country hits based on audience requests. The event is NOT a concert. The piano players lead a musical PARTY! Getting ready to let loose! Our Nightclub Show is a wild blast! 

We are competing to see who can sell more tickets and raise the most in song requests to the dueling pianists. Each organization takes home the proceeds that their supporters donate. are available online at the link below. Tickets are available at our office, 30 W 6th Ave. and tables are available at the link below

How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?

Matching

When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.

Relationship Management

Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.

Activities

When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.

Screening and Training

Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.