Community-Based Bigs

Bigs-Only Events

  • Ongoing training for all of our Bigs is important!
    • Please look out for a 1-hour long Mentor Opioid Awareness Training, which will be assigned to you. Feel free to ask your Match Support Specialist any questions about this.

Upcoming Group Match Activities

Please contact your Match Support Specialist for more information and to RSVP for any of the following activities. We will provide more details once you RSVP!

  • Sat, May 7: BBBS Garden planting: 10:00 AM – noon (Kiwanis Bike Project's Community Garden, 5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502)
  • Sat, May 14: Girls-Only LPGA/USGA Golf Clinic: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, RSVP by May 1 (Sierra Sage Golf Course, 6355 Silver Lake Road, Reno, NV 89506)
  • Sat, May 21: BBBS Tennis Day Presented by Sierra Junior Tennis: 10:00 AM – noon, RSVP by May 16 (McArthur Tennis Center at UNR, 400 Dolly Drive, Reno, NV 89512)
  • Wed, May 25: Bridgewire Makerspace: 6:00 PM –  7:30 PM, limited number of participants allowed (Bridgewire Makerspace, 1055 Industrial Way, Suite 20, Sparks, NV 89431)

Tickets Available for Matches

Tickets will be posted here when available. Limited tickets available for each activity.

Community Events

Activity Ideas for Community-Based Bigs

*Locations with an asterisk are in Carson City.

Games & Sports

Arts & Crafts

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Reading & Writing

Community, Activism, & Culture

Nature & Mindfulness

Food

  • Take a picnic lunch
  • Try a new food
  • Visit a coffee shop

Seasonal

  • Go ice skating
  • Help your Little make holiday cards for their family, friends, and teachers
  • Visit a farm or pumpkin patch

Match Memories

  • Create a scrapbook with photos and mementos of the things you’ve done together
  • Write a letter to your Little on your match anniversary telling them what you’ve noticed about them in the last year

LOCAL DISCOUNTS FOR MATCHES

  • Free admission for Littles at The Discovery: Littles get in free with the paid admission of their Bigs any day except Wednesday. On Wednesdays, the museum is open late and from 4:00-8:00 PM, all admissions are 50% off. To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about The Discovery.
  • Free studio fees at The Playful Potter: The Playful Potter in Sparks is offering free studio fees for matches that come in to paint pottery. Click here to learn more about the Playful Potter.
  • Free admission for Littles at the National Automobile Museum: Littles get in free with the paid admission of their Bigs! To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about the museum and their special events.
  • Free ride wristband and $5 game card for Littles at the BoomTown Fun Center: Littles coming with their Big get a free ride wristband and $5 game card to enjoy the Fun Center! To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about the Fun Center.
  • Free admission for Littles at the Enchanted Cat Café – Littles receive free entry when accompanied by their Big Brother or Big Sister. Bigs, simply identify yourself as a Big with BBBSNN to redeem.
  • Reduced membership for matches at BridgeWire MakerSpace – Half price deal for Bigs to join ($35/month) and you can take your Little (age 12+) for free. This is best suited for older matches who want to make working on projects their main focus. An orientation (at an additional one-time fee) is required of the Big (only) to introduce you to the building and all of the equipment available for use.   

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MATCHES

  • Immunize Nevada: Email [email protected] for more information about current volunteer opportunities.