Be a Big

You have a big opportunity in front of you—to not only impact a child’s life today, but to transform their potential for tomorrow.

Steps to Becoming a Big

We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And right now is the perfect time to Start Something Big.


For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together. 
But don’t just take it from us. Check out some Real Life Stories of Bigs & Littles. And if you still have questions, contact our Peoria office to learn more!

Ready to be a Big Brother or Big Sister? Just fill out our simple online inquiry form. After you complete it, a HOIBBBS staff member will be in contact to discuss the application process which includes the following steps:

  • provide 3+ personal references
  • complete a background check including national criminal, sex offender and driving checks
  • participate in an in-person interview
  • participate in mandatory online training

For more information, contact our office at 309-637-1771 to speak with our Enrollment and Matching Specialist.