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BBBS of Otero County
phone: (575) 434-3388
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906 Virginia Avenue
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Becoming a Little

 Child Requirements & Commitments


  1. Our programs are open to children between the ages of 6 and 14.
  2. To become a "Little", the child must be willing and able to establish and maintain a mentoring relationship with a caring "Big".

 Parent Requirements & Commitments


  1. Parental support of the mentoring relationship has a direct impact on the success of the match. For this reason, we ask the parent to maintain monthly contact with the Case Manager for the duration of the match.
  2. We ask the parent to make a one year commitment to the match.

Parents are requested to help pay for child's activity expenses where possible or to encourage the match to do low-cost activities.

 The Matching Process


  1. Fill out the online "Little" application, or call our office for an appointment
  2. There is no guarantee your child will be matched.  We cannot predict how soon we can match a child because we are a volunteer-driven agency.
  3. We do not match on a first-come first-served basis.  We match according to a child's compatibility with a mentor.  We take the parent's and child's preferences into account to make the best match possible for the child and volunteer.  
  4. The Case Manager will contact the parent when we have a potential match.  A match meeting is scheduled at our office with the parent, child, mentor and case manager to discuss expectations and goals and sign the necessary paperwork to officially open the match.

Little Moments, Big Magic
 
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