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2023 BIG DRAFT MENTOR RECRUITMENT TOOLKIT

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WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THIS TOOLKIT

The Toolkit includes everything you need to successfully become a BIG Draft ambassador & recruit mentors. It provides a step-by-step guide to the recruitment process, along with a variety of reference materials that you can use via email and social media. The Toolkit also contains helpful resources like program FAQS & common myths that can further enhance your recruitment efforts.

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DECLARE FOR THE BIG DRAFT AND BECOME AN AMBASSADOR TODAY!

HOW TO RECRUIT YOUR TEAM OF MENTORS

1.

CHOOSE YOUR
STRATEGY & MESSAGING

Are you a people person? Is social media more your style? There are so many ways to reach out to recruit mentors. Choose the option that is best for you.

2.

SET YOUR GOALS

Set a goal of how many people you will reach out to and make a list of names and contact info. Give yourself a timeline to stay on track. Remember to follow up.

3.

 NOW
WHAT?

Let us know we can count on you to be an ambassador by taking a couple of minutes to fill out our BIG Draft Ambassador form. 

Get Started
  • I’m Too Young to Be a Mentor
    Age shouldn’t stop you from joining mentoring programs. Being a Big is all about providing support, encouragement, and a positive influence. Even someone in their early 20s can help keep their Little on the right path. In fact, while older adults have the advantage of experience, young mentors may feel like a more relatable presence children can confide in.
  • I Need to Have Mentorship Experience
    If you haven’t had or been a Big, you might wonder if you’re right for a mentoring program. Just because you haven’t seen a mentor in action doesn’t mean you can’t contribute valuable insights and experiences. Simply imagining the role model you wished you had as a child could be the inspiration you need to be a motivating mentor.
  • It’s a Full-Time Job
    Many people worry that they don’t have enough time to devote to a Little. However, mentorship is fairly flexible and can be molded to fit into just about anyone’s lifestyle. Just a few hours a couple times a month can be enough to make a difference in a child’s life. Your Little can join you in tasks and activities like cooking, gardening, sports, and hobbies.
  • Mentors Should Be Successful
    The idea that mentors need to be well-established and successful is common, but untrue. No mentor is expected to be perfect. Kids need real, down-to-earth role models who can help them establish goals and feel confident in themselves. The only accomplishments required are consistency and dependability.
  • I Need to Save My Little
    While it’s common to assume a Big needs to be a hero, mentoring programs don’t expect you to fix every problem. In reality, being a savior isn’t the goal at all. Mentoring relationships go two ways. Your Little will positively impact you as much as you impact them. You’re teaching them to make positive choices in life, and in turn, they will offer a fresh perspective and challenge your way of thinking. Anyone can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big. When you’re ready, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arkansas.

EVERYTHING YOU'LL NEED TO RECRUIT CAN BE FOUND BELOW

  • I’m Too Young to Be a Mentor
    Age shouldn’t stop you from joining mentoring programs. Being a Big is all about providing support, encouragement, and a positive influence. Even someone in their early 20s can help keep their Little on the right path. In fact, while older adults have the advantage of experience, young mentors may feel like a more relatable presence children can confide in.
  • I Need to Have Mentorship Experience
    If you haven’t had or been a Big, you might wonder if you’re right for a mentoring program. Just because you haven’t seen a mentor in action doesn’t mean you can’t contribute valuable insights and experiences. Simply imagining the role model you wished you had as a child could be the inspiration you need to be a motivating mentor.
  • It’s a Full-Time Job
    Many people worry that they don’t have enough time to devote to a Little. However, mentorship is fairly flexible and can be molded to fit into just about anyone’s lifestyle. Just a few hours a couple times a month can be enough to make a difference in a child’s life. Your Little can join you in tasks and activities like cooking, gardening, sports, and hobbies.
  • Mentors Should Be Successful
    The idea that mentors need to be well-established and successful is common, but untrue. No mentor is expected to be perfect. Kids need real, down-to-earth role models who can help them establish goals and feel confident in themselves. The only accomplishments required are consistency and dependability.
  • I Need to Save My Little
    While it’s common to assume a Big needs to be a hero, mentoring programs don’t expect you to fix every problem. In reality, being a savior isn’t the goal at all. Mentoring relationships go two ways. Your Little will positively impact you as much as you impact them. You’re teaching them to make positive choices in life, and in turn, they will offer a fresh perspective and challenge your way of thinking. Anyone can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big. When you’re ready, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arkansas.
Strategy Options
  • I’m Too Young to Be a Mentor
    Age shouldn’t stop you from joining mentoring programs. Being a Big is all about providing support, encouragement, and a positive influence. Even someone in their early 20s can help keep their Little on the right path. In fact, while older adults have the advantage of experience, young mentors may feel like a more relatable presence children can confide in.
  • I Need to Have Mentorship Experience
    If you haven’t had or been a Big, you might wonder if you’re right for a mentoring program. Just because you haven’t seen a mentor in action doesn’t mean you can’t contribute valuable insights and experiences. Simply imagining the role model you wished you had as a child could be the inspiration you need to be a motivating mentor.
  • It’s a Full-Time Job
    Many people worry that they don’t have enough time to devote to a Little. However, mentorship is fairly flexible and can be molded to fit into just about anyone’s lifestyle. Just a few hours a couple times a month can be enough to make a difference in a child’s life. Your Little can join you in tasks and activities like cooking, gardening, sports, and hobbies.
  • Mentors Should Be Successful
    The idea that mentors need to be well-established and successful is common, but untrue. No mentor is expected to be perfect. Kids need real, down-to-earth role models who can help them establish goals and feel confident in themselves. The only accomplishments required are consistency and dependability.
  • I Need to Save My Little
    While it’s common to assume a Big needs to be a hero, mentoring programs don’t expect you to fix every problem. In reality, being a savior isn’t the goal at all. Mentoring relationships go two ways. Your Little will positively impact you as much as you impact them. You’re teaching them to make positive choices in life, and in turn, they will offer a fresh perspective and challenge your way of thinking. Anyone can make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Big. When you’re ready, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arkansas.
Sample Messaging

BIG DRAFT = BIG PERKS

Anyone who signs up to be a BIG Draft ambassador will be entered into a drawing for 3 FREE tickets to the exclusive BIG Draft party. 

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OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT

1.

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and make a BIG splash on social media? You're in luck, because we've got just the thing for you - create a short video on social media for the BIG Draft campaign!

All you need is your phone and a little bit of enthusiasm to create a short and personable video that will get people talking. Don't worry if you're not a pro at editing or fancy equipment - this is all about showing off your personality and message!

But wait, you might be wondering, what should I even talk about? Well, we've got you covered! We want you to speak from the heart about the power of mentorship in your life. Share your own experiences and if applicable, talk about the impact you've had on your mentee's life. It's all about spreading positivity and encouragement to others.

So, what are you waiting for? Hit that button below and start recording your video today! Who knows, you might just go viral and inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Let's do this!

2.

We've got another awesome way for you to get involved in the BIG Draft campaign - and this time, all you need is a few minutes and a quote!

We want to hear about the power and impact of mentorship in your life, and we know you've got some amazing stories to share. All you need to do is write up a quote that captures your experience, and find a recent photo from your camera roll to go with it.

But wait, there's more! Once you send us your quote and photo, our team will turn it into a dynamic graphic that we can share across all our social media platforms. It's a chance to showcase your story and inspire others to get involved in mentorship too.

We know that social media is a powerful tool, and we want to use it for good. So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone, write up your quote, and click that button below to send it all in. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Big-time results for over 50 years

of Littles improved or maintained their scholastic competence.

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of Littles improved or maintained their educational expectations.

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of Littles improved or maintained parental trust.

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