Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is currently recruiting volunteers for Mentor 2.0, a program that matches high school students with mentors to help them obtain successful futures. It’s a great fit, thanks to the low time commitment for volunteers combined with a big return to the community.

BBBS’s goal is to match approximately 250 freshmen students from South Valley Academy and Amy Biehl High School for the 2017-18 academic year. Faculty and staff at The University of New Mexico UNM have been BBBS’ greatest source of experienced professionals volunteering as mentors/ BBBS hopes to another successful year of promoting high school success.

Mentor 2.0

Mentor Requirements:

  • One email a week and one in-person event every six weeks, two hours each, which is proven to increase college enrollment and graduation rates for low income and first generation college students.
  • At least 21 years old
  • With a college degree or advanced licensure, and internet access
  • An interview and background safety check
  • Comprehensive introductory training

How to get started:

  • Due to the possibility of involvement during work hours, the approval of a supervisor is required to participate. To request his/her approval, complete the electronic Exempt Employee Interest Form. The form will be routed electronically to the supervisor, then the Division of Human Resources will be notified if the approval has been granted or not.
  • If approved by a supervisor, then participant can sign up to volunteer.

For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving New Mexico’s youth with the help of individuals. Volunteers are fundamental in developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

For more information visit Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentor 2.0.

Media contacts: BBBS - Sebastian Martinez, 505.480.4056 or email,; or UNM Human Resources, Amber Bailey, 505.277.2695 or email: