Big Brothers Big Sisters is a not-for-profit foundation established in New York City in 1904. Since then, it has provided more than 3 million children with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Currently, there are over 250,000 active matches in the US and over 30,000 matches internationally.
It all started in 1904, when Ernest Coulter, a young clerk in the New York City Juvenile Court saw increasing numbers of boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.
At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children’s Juvenile Court. That group would later become Big Sisters.
Both groups continued to work independently and eventually merged. More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states in the United States and in 12 countries around the world.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland was established in 2014. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland is fully funded and requires no funding from its stakeholders or the community.
- Olimpia Pordes-Nathan, Foundation Manager, olimpia.nathan[at]bbbspoland.org
- Katarzyna Fusiek, Relationship Specialist, katarzyna.fusiek[at]bbbspoland.org
- Michalina Frosztęga, Relationship Specialist, michalina.frosztega[at]bbbspoland.org
Friends and Partners
| Copernicus Science Centre
|The Fryderyk Chopin Institute
|Hulakula – Rozrywkowe Centrum Miasta
| PGE Narodowy
|Pracownia z Oknem na Świat
|Museum of the History of Polish Jews
| Zespół Ognisk Wychowawczych
One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland is an_opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.
Every day, we’re changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on Poland’s youth and communities.
We do not currently have any openings. However, if you are interested in adding your name to our candidate pool for future consideration, please submit a cover letter of interest and your CV in English here.
We are always looking for dynamic, passionate and dependable individuals for a variety of internship opportunities. Please submit a cover letter of interest and CV here.