Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti

Big Brothers Big Sisters is here to make a BIG difference to the young people of Gisborne, Tairāwhiti through quality mentoring relationships.


🌟 First match of 2024! 🌟

Join us in welcoming Elyssa (Big) and Caitlin (Little) to the BBBS whanau – these two are full of energy and ready to embark on an incredible journey together! 🎨🍳🌈

Elyssa, hailing all the way from Malaysia, is ready for adventures and Caitlin will be able to show her what Gizzy is all about! This dynamic duo share a passion for arts & crafts, cooking, and baking – we are expecting to see some creative masterpieces and delicious treats! 🍰🎨


Do you know a child who could benefit from mentoring? 😊👫✨We match young people (6 to 12 years old) with volunteer mentors who devote an hour a week to igniting their potential! Young person applications are open, and we'd love to hear from you. If you're interested or want more information, feel free to get in touch or register your interest here:

BBBS National Mentoring Application 11/01/2024

👀👀👀We are looking for volunteers! 👀👀👀

Being a mentor is a rewarding experience that allows you to give back to your community. With the support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’ll have access to training, resources, and a network of like-minded individuals who are committed to making a positive impact.


BBBS National Mentoring Application Please click the link to complete this form.


A massive thank you to the SuperGrans Tairāwhiti Trust for spreading holiday cheer with their fantastic gifts for our BBBS tamariki! 🎁 I'm absolutely thrilled to step into the role of Santa today and spread the joy by delivering these goodies to our whanau. 🎅 Let the festive magic begin!


🧪👾🌈We had the BEST time making slime at our very first match gathering. A huge thank you to SuperGrans Tairāwhiti Trust for letting us use their epic commercial kitchen. 👩‍🍳 Every couple of months, we get all of our matches together to do a fun activity. 🎉 Next month, it’ll be a sausage sizzle on the beach with lots of outdoor games! 🏖️
Being a mentor is not just rewarding; it's an absolute blast! 💥 Join this fantastic whanau and be part of the fun. 🌈 Being a “BIG” is all about creating memorable moments and lasting connections. Sign up, dive in, and let the good times roll! 🚀
Message us to make a time for an info session! 📩 We can't wait to welcome you to our awesome crew! 🤗


🌟 Meet our latest match: Rhys (Big) and Khiyahn (Little) 💪🎮 These cool guys share a passion for video games & dream of doing extreme sports, they are ready to take on new adventures together! 🎉 Khiyahn is all about fitness, while Rhys brings his expertise and natural coaching abilities. We are expecting an epic journey filled with fun, friendship, and exciting exercise sessions! 🚴‍♂️🏋️‍♂️ Let the good times roll as Rhys and Khiyahn inspire us all to stay active and make memories that last a lifetime!


🐾 Meet our newest duo, Kauri (Big) and Arahia (Little)! 🌟 These two LOVE dogs, we hope their dogs Swish and Boy get along as well as they do. Arahia dreams of becoming a zookeeper, mirroring Kauri's childhood aspiration! 🦓🦒 We are expecting loads of outdoor escapades filled with bush walks, biking, and geocaching. 🚴‍♀️🌳 We can't wait to hear about the tales from their adventures!


Do you have a spare hour each week? ⏳ Ready to make a life-changing impact? 💪 We have young lads on our waiting list eager for a Big Brother....could that be you? No special skills required, everyone has something to offer.😁 Join Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne Tairāwhiti and be the positive male role model you know you can be! Ask for an info session today!

Photos from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti's post 06/11/2023

🌟✨📣 Attention parents and caregivers😃🌟🤝Curious about enrolling your child (6 to 12 years old) in a free mentoring programme? 👫📚💡Here are three things to know about Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne Tairāwhiti. 🌈Learn more about enrolling your child


"🎮 Say hello to this unstoppable duo, Chris (Big) and Jake (Little)! Even though they both love a bit of Xbox in their downtime, these guys love to stay active, their weekly outing plans include working on their penalty kicks on the football field ⚽, dropping threes on the basketball court 🏀, and conquering trails on their bikes . 🌊 And as if that wasn't enough, you might catch them shredding some waves as Jake takes on a new adventure – surfing this season! 🏄‍♂️


Introducing Ernie (Big) and Manaia (Little) – the ultimate team! 🙌 Rain or shine, these two know how to have fun. Whether it's swimming at Kiwa Pools 🏊‍♂️or conquering board games over a hot chocolate at a cafe ☕ or going for an epic bike ride 🚵🚵‍♂️, these two are showing us there are loads of things you can do in Gisborne on a weekly outing.


🌳🚀 Meet the latest Dynamic Duo of Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne Tairāwhiti: Sarah (Big) and Onyx (Little)! Sarah's "bad joke" game is strong, and Onyx can't stop laughing. 😂 At their match meeting Sarah learned Onyx is a tree-climbing ninja! 🌲 Their first mission? To hunt down the ultimate tree to conquer. We're expecting some epic adventures and endless laughter with this awesome pair!

Photos from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti's post 15/10/2023

🎉🎉🎉Woo-hoo we have more matches! 🎉🎉🎉

Rebekah and Alexis both love having a laugh, they both giggled their way through the whole match meeting! 😆😆😆

Axel and Mason can't wait to get out and about and check out all of Gisborne's awesome parks, there are plenty of places to kick a ball around out there! ⚽️🏈🏐


😕The gap between mentorship and youth who need it most continues to widen due to the perceived expertise required to become a mentor. You don’t need any particular skills or qualifications! 🎓 We provide training so that you can be confident to start your mentoring journey. 💪 Chris and Bekah really enjoyed their orientation training and are on their way to getting matched with their "Littles". 🙋‍🙋Send us a message to organize a time to hear more about what being a "Big" is all about. 📩😊

Photos from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti's post 01/10/2023

"🚀Exciting News - We have Matches! 🎉

Drumroll, please... 🥁 Introducing our superstar mentor matches for Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne Tairāwhiti! 🌟✨

🤾‍♂️🤾Alan and Taku are going to the park to play frisbee on their first outing and Jill and Hine are painting cherry blossoms at the Botanical Gardens. 🎨🌸

Do you have a spare hour each week to dedicate to helping your community? 🚀 Join us for an info session and learn about the amazing mahi of Big Brothers Big Sisters 💪 Reach out now to find out how YOU can be part of the mentoring magic! 🌈📞

Professional, Qualified & Tested – Our Mentor Training Changes Lives 25/09/2023

💪✨Got a hubby, granddad, brother, boyfriend, cuzzy, uncle, or buddy that would be an amazing mentor to a young man? Tag them and let them know they've got what it takes to be an official Big Brother!

Join us in shaping brighter futures as male mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne. Together, we can inspire, support, and empower the next generation. Spread the word and tag a mate who's up for this rewarding journey!

Professional, Qualified & Tested – Our Mentor Training Changes Lives Mentoring relationships change young people’s lives. With training and professional support, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors form strong positive relationships with their mentees that express care, challenge growth, share power, and expand possibilities.


Do you know a young person in need of a Big Sister? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️
We are looking for more amazing kōtiro / girls to join our programme as we have female mentors ready waiting to be matched.
Our programme provides young people with a positive adult role model who mentors and guides them to reach their full potential simply by hanging out and having fun with them each week.
Reach out to us today!


Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you think you have the ability to ignite potential in a young person? 🏆✨ Join forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne and become a game-changer in a young person's life. Become a mentor, a friend, and a champion of positive change for someone who needs someone to look up to. Step up, inspire, and create lasting memories. Learn more today.


🌈 This BBBS Month, we're painting futures bright! By donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you're investing in the dreams and aspirations of young people.
Meet Jack, he has been on our waitlist for six months! A young man with a love of cars and skateboarding. Help us find Jack a mentor by supporting our work to find great role models for Jack and many other children on our waitlists. Donate today!
Link to donate🎨


⚽️🛹🏄‍♀️🥁🏏Going for a walk, kicking a ball at the park, going for a surf...these are just some of the activities you can do with your mentee for one hour each week.

If you are looking to help guide and empower the young people in your community, consider signing up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Gisborne Tairāwhiti. All it takes is one hour each week for 12 months to make a huge impact on a young person's life! Contact us for more information.

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