Child Safety

safetyThe safety and well-being of the children we serve is our highest priority. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area has an over 50-year history of being the gold standard in child safety when it comes to matching children with adult mentors.

To help ensure child safety, Big Brothers Big Sisters National Standards of Excellence require that specific steps must be taken. Each volunteer must complete a thorough screening process that includes:

  • Completion of a formal written application
  • A background check
  • Three references
  • An in-person interview
  • A professional assessment of their appropriateness to volunteer with a child
  • An orientation and training process that outlines the standards, policies, expectations, and roles of a mentor

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area also provides child safety tips to you and your child, and we welcome your questions and feedback. Throughout the life of your child’s match, our professional staff will be in ongoing communication with you, your child, and your child’s Big. Our staff and your child’s Big, with your support, are committed to the healthy growth and development of your child.