For the past two years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBSCCI) has not run its highly successful “30 Guys in 30 Days” campaign due to the impacts of the global pandemic.
With over 60 boys currently waiting for a mentor, and more being referred every day, the agency is challenging themselves and the community to sign up 60 men to serve as Big Brothers during the month of March.
“Recruiting male volunteers is currently our number one priority,” says JR Mell, Regional Director for BBBSCCI. “At the onset of the pandemic, we understandably saw our pipeline of volunteers slow down, but as restrictions eased, we didn’t see our male volunteers increase to pre-pandemic levels. This campaign seeks to double down this year and raise awareness of the need for male mentors for the many boys waiting.”
Mell says the response from the community upon announcing this campaign has been great, with many organizations stepping forward to offer their assistance. Nauset Disposal, Barnstable Police Department, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Cape & Islands United Way, Cape & Islands elected officials, and many other community partners will be featured in video clips highlighting the need for male mentors. Cape Cod Young Professionals and Leadership Cape Cod will be partnering with BBBS at their March events to help drive awareness and recruitment opportunities for potential volunteers.
Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more can visit the BBBS website: https://emassbigs.org/60guys/. Groups or organizations who may want to help BBBS with this campaign may contact JR Mell, Regional Director at email@example.com or 508-827-8170.