On April 3rd, 2013, Big Sister of BC Lower Mainland opened a small satellite office for their four-person Study Buddy Program team at 1585 W. 4th Avenue in Vancouver.
In the past five years, Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has increased its mentoring service by 61%. With the hiring of more program staff to facilitate this growth, Big Sisters needed to expand as their head office (affectionately called the "Big Sisters House", located at 34 E. 12th Avenue) became full.
Big Sisters’ Facilities Committee thoroughly investigated all options for more office space – always with the needs of Little Sisters, families and volunteers in the forefront, as well as their fiscal responsibility to donors. It was eventually decided that keeping the Big Sisters House (owned by Big Sisters) and leasing a small second office was the best decision for the organization.
This is an exciting time for Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland as they expand to two office locations. Big Sisters attributes their growth to their dedicated volunteers and supporters who make it possible for the organization to provide an increasing number of girls with positive mentors.
Learn more about the Study Buddy Mentoring Program.