Judy Tobin May
Who Are We?
We help youth of all backgrounds throughout the Coachella Valley reach their potential through one-to-one mentoring relationships. We offer two core programs: Community-based and Site-based mentoring. Matches in the Community-based program participate in activities throughout the area such as going to ballgames, the park, movies and museums. Volunteers in the Site-based programs meet their Little at a specific site located in either La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Coachella. In both programs, the one-to-one matches spend between 4 to 8 hours per month together in their mentoring relationship. Volunteers are screened and once accepted, are matched to a youth according to preferences like age, geographic proximity and hobbies and interests. On going support by professionally-trained staff is provided for the duration of the match.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. To accomplish this vision and mission, we partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: â¢Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships â¢Avoidance of risky behaviors â¢Educational success
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert42600 Cook Street Suite 110
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Outstanding Needs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert
Item Needs (click need below to see detail)
Gift Cards Needed for the Bigs & Littles
We are looking for movie tickets or gift cards for ice cream or yogurt places to give to our Bigs & Littles so they can have fun when they get together. We can also use event tickets, theater tickets or concert tickets to pass along to the Big & Littles in our program.
Volunteer Needs (click need below to see detail)
Become a Big Brother or Big Sister
Our Need--Volunteers are needed to be matched with a Little Brother or Little Sister and have fun outings in the community twice a month for 2-4 hours at a time.Become a Big Brother or Big Sister
Become a Mentor/Friend:
*You get to be a kid again while you give the
invaluable gift of friendship
*Make a new friend
*Make a deep and lasting impact on another
*Becoming a Mentor is one of the best investments you can make for the future
*You just need to listen, show that you care
and participate in fun experiences.
Do you want to mentor a youth? If you have between 4 to 8 hours a month for a year and want to spend time with a kid doing things that you normally do in your free time, contact us. 760-568-3977. All volunteers go through and enrollment process which includes background checks.