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! 

Be the Change. Be one of the 100.


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 Andrea Howell!

Andrea and her Little Sister, Alexxis, will be celebrating their 4-year anniversary in November. They first met when Alexxis was in the
5 th grade—and she is now starting high school! Andrea moved to South Carolina and both Alexxis and Andrea asked that the Match continue as they had built a trusting friendship/relationship and Andrea was committed to the success of her Little Sister.

Even though Andrea no longer lives close to Alexxis she maintains regular contact with Alexxis and continues to visit with her at a minimum of twice monthly. One of their primary connections is sports, with basketball being the key sport. Andrea makes sure that she attends Alexxis’ basketball games to support and encourage her. In addition, Andrea has become part of the family and has formed a relationship with Alexxis’ mother and younger sister. Andrea truly embraces the role of being a Mentor and the values of BBBS.


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