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BBBS Office & Contact History
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Personal Information
Current Employment
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Previous Employment
If you've held your job less than two years, please provide employment history including address and dates.
Personal References
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Policies

Click Here to Read BBBS-KC Policies and Profiles Statement

By applying to become a Big Brother or Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSGKC), I understand that:

To be considered for acceptance as a Volunteer, I must complete all steps of the Volunteer Application Process, which include an application, personal and employer references, background checks, automobile insurance verification, preference sheet, interview and home visit. The process may also include verification of previous volunteer service and references from physician(s) and/or mental health professional(s) if applicable. I understand that all information provided by me may be verified and I give permission for verification.

All information obtained during the Volunteer Application Process will be kept confidential. BBBSGKC will use the information to create an anonymous profile about me, which will be shared with the parents/guardians of any Little Brothers or Little Sisters I select as potential matches. I acknowledge that BBBSGKC retains and does not grant access to the information acquired through the Volunteer Application Process to me or any other parties.

Any omissions or misstatements made by me during the Volunteer Acceptance Process or any time during my association with BBBSGKC may be cause for my application to be declined or volunteer placement to be terminated.

I understand that BBBSGKC at its sole and complete discretion may accept or decline my application without providing me any reasons for the decision. I am not obligated to perform any volunteer services and BBBSGKC is not obligated to match me with a Little Brother or Little Sister.

I declare that all of the statements made during the Volunteer Application Process will be true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Read Background Check Disclosure

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (“The Company”) may obtain information about you for volunteer screening purposes from a third party consumer reporting agency. Thus, you may be the subject of a “consumer report" and/or an “investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as your neighbors, friends, or associates. These reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security number validation, motor vehicle records (driving records), verification of your education or employment history, DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing records or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the volunteer position for which you are applying. You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time, to request whether a consumer report has been requested and compiled about you, and disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report and to request a copy of your report. Please be advised that the nature and scope of the most common form of investigative consumer report is an investigation into your education and/or employment history conducted by Validity Screening Solutions, PO Box 860443, Shawnee, KS 66285-0443, 866.915.0792www.validityscreening.com, or another outside organization. The scope of this notice and authorization is all encompassing, however, allowing the Company to obtain from any outside organization all manner of consumer reports and investigative consumer reports now and throughout the course of your relationship as a volunteer with the Company to the extent permitted by law. As a result, you should carefully consider whether to exercise your right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AUTHORIZATION

 

I acknowledge receipt of the DISCLOSURE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the obtaining of “consumer reports” and/or “investigative consumer reports” by the Company at any time after receipt of this authorization and throughout my relationship with the Company as a volunteer. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, or insurance company to furnish any and all background information requested by Validity Screening Solutions, PO Box 860443, Shawnee, KS 66286-0443, 866-915.0792www.validityscreening.com, another outside organization acting on behalf of the Company, and/or the Company itself. I agree that a facsimile (fax), electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.

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Why mentoring is the BEST investment you can make!

So it sounds too simple to be effective, right? Everyone has mentors throughout their life but are they really life-changing? Well think of someone in your life that has helped steer you in the right path. This could be your parents who encouraged you to follow your dreams or someone that you looked up to who shaped what career field you decided to peruse.

So it sounds too simple to be effective, right? Everyone has mentors throughout their life but are they really life-changing? Well think of someone in your life that has helped steer you in the right path. This could be your parents who encouraged you to follow your dreams or someone that you looked up to who shaped what career field you decided to peruse.

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BBBSKC's ACES program helps prepare Littles for college and career success

Big Brothers Big Sisters understands that mentorship is key in supporting the future success of our youth. A mentor can have a tremendous impact in supporting the post-secondary journey. As a community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our students are life ready which encompasses college and career readiness. Although college may not be the best fit for everyone, students should be encouraged to become college and career ready because it also prepares them for the workforce.

Big Brothers Big Sisters understands that mentorship is key in supporting the future success of our youth. A mentor can have a tremendous impact in supporting the post-secondary journey. As a community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our students are life ready which encompasses college and career readiness. Although college may not be the best fit for everyone, students should be encouraged to become college and career ready because it also prepares them for the workforce.

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Reflections from a Case Manager

It takes me back to the time I sat at my desk with the exciting and so important task of finding the “just right” child for a volunteer to mentor. It takes me back to a mother’s excited reaction when I get to tell her that I’ve found a Big Brother or Big Sister for her child. It takes me back to pulling my car up to a child’s home to find that child waiting at the door or peeking out of the front window on the day of their match meeting.

It takes me back to the time I sat at my desk with the exciting and so important task of finding the “just right” child for a volunteer to mentor. It takes me back to a mother’s excited reaction when I get to tell her that I’ve found a Big Brother or Big Sister for her child. It takes me back to pulling my car up to a child’s home to find that child waiting at the door or peeking out of the front window on the day of their match meeting.

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Girls on the Rise

College visits are an important step in the college search process, according to Christie Garton, founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund. The chance to get a sense of the campus culture helps ensures that students end up at a place where they will thrive rather than wanting to drop out or transfer. However, at an average cost of $1,000-3,000 to visit schools, college visits can be cost prohibitive for many students.

College visits are an important step in the college search process, according to Christie Garton, founder of the 1,000 Dreams Fund. The chance to get a sense of the campus culture helps ensures that students end up at a place where they will thrive rather than wanting to drop out or transfer. However, at an average cost of $1,000-3,000 to visit schools, college visits can be cost prohibitive for many students.

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A Record-Breaking Year for Recruitment

So far this year, 829 Kansas Citians have completed their applications to become a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple. That number eclipses the 763 new Bigs we recruited in 2013. And we have another two months to add to that total!

So far this year, 829 Kansas Citians have completed their applications to become a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple. That number eclipses the 763 new Bigs we recruited in 2013. And we have another two months to add to that total!

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Q&A: Auction Talk with Erica Ostroski

When Erica Ostroski, BBBSKC Director of Special Events, began her role at the agency in 2008, The Most Wanted Auction brought in $35,000 and 200 event attendees respectively. We sat down with Ostroski to learn how the event has become one of the hottest charity event tickets in town, bringing in sellout crowds and over $357,000 in 2015. 

When Erica Ostroski, BBBSKC Director of Special Events, began her role at the agency in 2008, The Most Wanted Auction brought in $35,000 and 200 event attendees respectively. We sat down with Ostroski to learn how the event has become one of the hottest charity event tickets in town, bringing in sellout crowds and over $357,000 in 2015. 

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It's our Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here at BBBSKC, we have so many incredible things going on all the time and we want to do our best to keep our volunteers, donors, parents, and supporters informed and inspired by all that is happening. That is why we are beginning a weekly blog post on BBBSKC. In our blog you’ll see things from inspirational stories, event updates, department highlights, CEO stories, fun facts, Match resources, Q&A’s with Case Managers and much more. Our goal will be to teach you something new or inspire you each and every week in bite size pieces.

Welcome to our blog! Here at BBBSKC, we have so many incredible things going on all the time and we want to do our best to keep our volunteers, donors, parents, and supporters informed and inspired by all that is happening. That is why we are beginning a weekly blog post on BBBSKC. In our blog you’ll see things from inspirational stories, event updates, department highlights, CEO stories, fun facts, Match resources, Q&A’s with Case Managers and much more. Our goal will be to teach you something new or inspire you each and every week in bite size pieces.

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