ST. CLOUD -- You have a chance to build memories and a life long friendship with a child.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is looking for more mentor volunteers. The organization works to pair kids in the central Minnesota area with a caring adult, that will be a positive influence on the child.

Recruiter Rachel Johnson says Big Brothers Big Sisters main goal is to help provide the tools to create a lasting friendship.

"So what our hope is that they will build a genuine friendship together organically. We do come up with different activities probably twice a month and we give away free tickets to sporting events as well as performances, just to help facilitate those times together."        

If you are interested in becoming a "Big Brother" or "Big Sister"  Johnson says their volunteer coordinator Emily Steinmets can get you started. 

"She [Emily] would help set you up with an info session to invite you in and hear more about what the expectations are, and what the guidelines are before actually jumping into the volunteering."  

Before setting up a meeting, you can fill out an application. Johnson says applications can be found on their website.

The next information session scheduled for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at their St. Cloud office, 203 Cooper Avenue North, St. Cloud. 

Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Steinments
Office: 320-258-4515