Bigs' corner

Bigs' corner

Bigs in progress

We're so excited that you're in the process to become a Big to one of our waiting Littles!
Take a look at the process below to see what it takes to become a Big in our program.

The first step in our process is to get to know our programs and organization! We host weekly Info Sessions on Thursdays. Click the button below to see a time that works for you. (Add in the live calendar for Info Sessions)
Schedule Your Info Session
Once you’ve attended an Info Session, someone from our office will reach out with a personalized Application Link (if you haven't already filled one out). This is where you’ll share the information necessary to begin your process. You’ll also want to give your references a heads up that they’ll be getting an email from us.

Make sure you have your Driver License and Auto Insurance card ready to upload.
Once we have your application, you will receive a “Next Steps” email with the follow up tasks. Some of these links are specific to your file and you will need to go to your email to find.

✓ Complete the VECHS Wavier and upload it to the VECHS Form. You will find a link to these in your “Next Steps” Email.

✓ Complete the Online County Check. Refer to the next steps email.

✓ Schedule an interview with the Enrollment Team. You will find a link to book in your “Next Steps” Email.

✓ Complete the Pre-Interview Questions Form. You will find a link to these in your “Next Steps” Email.

✓ Go to the Fingerprint Background Check link provided in your “Next Steps” email to schedule your appointment. Select “Tennessee” in the Select Services by State drop-down menu, and click “Digital Fingerprinting”. Select “Schedule a New Appointment” and enter the service code 28TZK3. A new window will pop up and you will select “Continue”. Enter the ORI number: TNHS00398.

✓ Fill out all required information. When complete, you will be asked to select a payment method. You can either pay the $33.15 fee yourself as a donation to BBBS, or you can select the option to pay with a Coupon Code. The Coupon Code can be provided by BBBS and will cover the entire cost. If you need a coupon code, email enroll@bbbschatt.org. Coupon Codes are unique to each person and must be obtained by BBBS. If you do not have your coupon code upon arrival at your appointment, you will have to pay for the services out of pocket or leave and reschedule. Coupon Codes cannot be reused.

✓ Take your coupon code to your scheduled appointment. We recommend taking a printed copy of your appointment confirmation. Location: Tyson Notary - 515 Airport Rd #106, Chattanooga, TN 37421

✓ Complete the Pre-Match Training On EdPuzzle. Click the button below, create an account, and complete the training. It takes about 1.5 hours to complete.
PRE-Match TRAINING
Our interviews typically last 1-1.5 hours, and can take place virtually or in person. You will schedule them using the Bookings link sent to you in the “Next Steps” email.

After the interview is complete, Community Based Volunteers will schedule the in-person Home Visit at the end of the interview.
Congratulations! You have finished all the required steps for acceptance. Big Brothers Big Sisters has the right to accept or not accept program participants and is not obligated to match participants with a youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters is not required to provide participants with a reason if not accepted.
You’ve finished the process! Now all that's left is to wait for a match. Your Enrollment Specialist will reach out every 30 days while you wait to be matched. Some volunteers are matched in less than 30 days; sometimes it takes longer depending on if we have the right Little Brother or Little Sister for you!

Big's Corner

Documents you may need

High Risk PolicyHigh Risk Activity Waiver