Big Sibs – volunteer position
- Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week
- Work Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
- Where: Williamstown Elementary School
- Contact: Shaina Adams-El Guabli
Update [as of 5/28/20]: Due to the uncertainties associated with COVID-19, we are not able to pair students at this time. Please check back for updates after September 1st. Have a great summer!
Big Sibs is a volunteer mentoring program based at Williamstown Elementary School. This program is for Williams students interested in forming and sustaining a one-on-one relationship with an elementary student. Given the meaningful and positive impact the Williams students have on the elementary school students they work with, we ask that the Williams students think seriously about this commitment before applying. Interested students must commit to a minimum of two semesters. Big Sibs generally meet with their mentee 1-2 times per week for a 45 minute to 1.5 hour period of time; scheduling is flexible and will be determined by the Big Sib and the mentee’s classroom teacher.
Applying to be a Big Sib
If you are interested in applying to be a Big Sib please complete and submit the application and reference forms. Once these forms are submitted you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Please direct all forms and questions to Shaina Adams-El Guabli.
“In my experience, having a Big Sib work in my classroom has been a blessing. The Big Sibs just seem to ‘get it’, they know their role and come eagerly and enthusiastically each and every time.” Erin Pengel – Grade 1 Teacher at WES
“My experience with Big Sibs has been great. [My little Sib] is an energetic and truly big-hearted person, and spending time with him is one of the best parts of my week. While hanging out with [him] is enjoyable, it has been particularly rewarding to build a relationship with him and to see his progress from last year to this year. The most challenging part of being a Big Sib has been achieving a balance between being a mentor and being a friend, as sometimes the two do not directly align. This balance, however, has been progressively easier to achieve as I have come to know [him] better.” Austin Wruble ’17