Thank you to everyone who participated in making this year's Science Carnival another great success!


Volunteers are needed for the March 27, 2020 Ventura County Science Fair. We are looking for STEM professionals to participate as judges for the 66th Annual Ventura County Science Fair.

Become a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters

About this Opportunity

Make a difference in the lives of youth in Ventura County by becoming a mentor with Big
Brothers Big Sisters (BBSVC). We believe that all youth should have the opportunity to succeed
in life and live up to their full potential. Some kids need someone to help them along that path.
Spend a few hours each week as a mentor to a young person and you can make a BIG impact
in their life. It’s rewarding, and it’s fun!
BBSVC has a number of opportunities for you to become a mentor: The traditional, community-
Based program involves a mentoring relationship where volunteers meet with a youth (ages 6 –
15) for 2 – 4 hours, 2 – 4 times a month for a minimum of one year. Other mentoring
opportunities include our Foster Youth Mentor Program, supporting youth in PEP: Probation &
Early Prevention, LGBTQ Mentor Program, Gen2Gen, and site-based programs.
Various locations

Frequently asked questions

The time commitment depends on the mentoring program selected. For the traditional program,
volunteers meet with a child (ages 6 – 15) for 2 – 4 hours, 2 – 4 times a month for a minimum of
one year.

We are looking all sorts of people with all sorts of experiences, just like you. You don’t need any
special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role
models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit!

Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers must meet the following requirements:
 Be at least 21 years old
 Make at least a one-year commitment to the program
 Meet with your Little/mentee at least 2 times a month for 2-4 hours each time
 Possess a valid social security number, driver’s license and current car insurance
 Have a safe driving record (no DUIs within the past three years; no more than two
moving violations in the past year)
 No illegal drug use currently or within the last twelve months
 Attend training and orientation provided by BBSVC staff


 Text BBSVC to 51555
 Call 805.484.2282
 Email
 Visit
 Check out our social media on Facebook and Instagram @BBSVC

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” -Sheryl Sandberg, Technology Executive

"I volunteered to inspire these young girls and in the process they inspired me." -Rosali Garcia
Rosali Garcia
Amgen Scientist