Guest blogger Rachel Russell, Alumnae Association Board Member, talks about her experience with Big Sister Association and how to remain involved after being a Big or Little Sister.
If you have found yourself out of touch with Big Sister, there are so many ways to get back involved. There are plenty of girls looking to be matched in both School and Community Based Mentoring. Big for a Day always needs volunteers one Saturday per month, and we can always use YOUR help to recruit new Big Sisters. No matter what situation you find yourself in, we hope that you will stop by our Alumnae events to say hello! We love getting the opportunity to speak with such inspiring women. Whether you’re a current Big, a former Big or a Little you’ll always have a place at Big Sister.
Five years ago I found myself moving to Boston, ready to begin a new chapter in my life, post college. As a New Hampshire native, the thought of living in a city was new and exciting, but at the same time a little daunting. I was eager to meet new people, begin my career and become active in my community. Although I was certain of my career goals, I wasn’t too sure how I wanted to get involved in my neighborhood. After remembering a friend’s experience back in college being a Big Sister, I decided it would be a place to start. I was matched with my little sister for three years before closing our match two years ago. It was a wonderful experience and I’m so thankful I did it.
I was probably out of touch with the Big Sister Association for a year when I got an email about an opportunity to join the Big Sister Alumnae Association Board. I jumped at the chance to get reconnected with an organization I truly believed could make a difference in girls lives. Serving as an Alumnae Board member allows me to participate in a new capacity. As we begin our first year as a board, we have hopes to eventually hold quarterly events. Our goal is to hold an annual appreciation event in January, a networking evening, a homecoming gathering in September and perhaps host a match or Big for a Day activity. We are all very excited to recruit Alums to assist us with these lofty goals!
Alumnae Association Board Member
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