Start Something BIG!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is a United Way agency. We have been serving young people in Western North Carolina since 1982, and in that time have created over fourteen thousand  life changing matches. We currently cover nine counties, matching children ages 6-14 from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors who believe in them and see their potential. 

Announcing 100 Mentors In 100 Days

Volunteer Recruitment Drive! 

100 Mentors in 100 Days: BBBS of WNC reaches out for volunteers

2017 Spring ‘Humans Of Asheville’ Series

Kids On Campus Say Farewell


BBBS Buncombe County Announces Big Of The Month! Sponsored by the Green Sage Cafe

Congratulations Green Sage Cafe Big Sister of the Month Megan Ramsey!

Megan and her Little Sister Jada took a shine to each other right away and have been matched in the After School program for 2 years now. These two share a love of crafts and being outside. Megan is a senior in high school and sets aside planning time for craft projects that Jada finds interesting—such as the live action volcano pictured that they built one afternoon!

Megan also shares her extracurricular activities with Jada: one time, even bringing in her flag corps gear to teach Jada proper flag twirling technique. Megan inspires Jada to continue with school by sharing all the exciting opportunities she will have in high school and beyond!


When matched with their Big, Littles gain a role model, a friend and access to new experiences through which they build higher aspirations for their lives.



Project MARS/AmeriCorps is Supported by a grant from the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the  Office of Governor Roy Cooper