Lunch Buddies is a program in which a mentor is matched with an elementary school student to eat lunch once a week during the child's lunch period. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for the busy business professional who may have a flexible work environment and does not want to commit to volunteering on weekends or evenings. This program also works well for college students, retirees, stay-at-home individuals or high school volunteers.
Mentors choose which school and day work best for their schedule. During the match's time together, they can eat lunch, do homework, play board games or just hang out. Big Brothers Big Sisters asks that all Lunch Buddies Bigs commit to spending one academic year in their matches.