Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine is looking for high school and college students interested in serving as Big Brothers and Big Sisters at its School-Based Mentoring sites for the new school year.

School-Based “Bigs” are local high school and college students — screened, interviewed and trained — who spend one to two hours each week during the school year matched with an elementary or middle school “Little,” serving as a positive role model.

Bigs must be responsible, have good listening skills, be willing to learn, love to play, have patience and a sense of humor and be able to commit to their Little and the match. Bigs and Littles are matched according to their various characteristics, interests, and personality traits.

Match meetings take place after school, generally from 3-4:30 p.m., at the Littles’ school. All match meetings are overseen by adult volunteer School Coordinators. Professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members provide an orientation and continuous match support as each relationship develops.

Bigs are needed from the following schools to mentor at the sites listed below. If your high school or college is not listed but you are still in school and would like to mentor a child at one of the mentoring sites, call 593-0380.

Opportunities in Waldo County include:

• Belfast Area High School Bigs to match with Littles from Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast.

• Mount View High School Bigs to match with Littles from Mount View Elementary in Thorndike. In-school mentoring is also offered at this site.

• Searsport District High School Bigs to match with Littles from Searsport District Middle School.

• Unity College Bigs to match with Littles from Troy Elementary (these match meetings will take place at the Unity Theatre for Performing Arts).

For more information or to set up an in-person interview, contact Katie Orlando, School-Based Mentoring Director, at 593-0380 or email katie@bbbsmcm.org. Applications for Bigs are also available on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine website: bbbsmcm.org.