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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. All applications will be given equal consideration regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, or gender identity/expression.
Direct questions to Thomasa@bbbsclarksville.org or in-person or via postal service to 401A Tiny Town Road, Clarksville, TN 37042.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville requires that ownership of any firearms and/or weapons by
a Big applicant be:
Volunteer Big and parent/guardian will review and agree to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Clarksville agency guideline below which will be kept in the match file:
As a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville,
I understand that I may become aware of certain confidential information which
includes, but is not limited to:
Medical and personal information concerning
Littles and their families
Information regarding the provision of
1) It is expected that I will keep such information in the
2) I understand that this confidentiality agreement will be kept on record at
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville.
3) I understand that any information that is shared will be done so only with
the permission of the Little's Parent/Guardian and only when appropriate to
serving the best interest of the Little.
The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that any normal
limits on confidentiality do not apply in the case of negligence, instances of
physical or sexual abuse, or if applicant is deemed to be a danger to
himself/herself/or others, and that such information as the agency may have in
these matters can be used in civil or criminal proceedings. I am in no way
obligated to perform any volunteer services. As part of our enrollment
processes, I will be required to provide additional personal information,
including completion of an in-person interview; understand that the information
I provide in the enrollment process will be kept confidential unless disclosure
is required by law and with exceptions noted below.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville recognizes that online social networking (Facebook,
Myspace, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogs, etc.) has become a very popular communication tool and that
many of our Big Brothers/Sisters, Little Brothers/Sisters and their guardians use these websites.
It is not possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville to monitor all communicating by its
participants on these sites and therefore Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville has created this
policy to provide guidance on the use of these social networking sites within the context of the
In general, personal use of social networking sites is typically for communications between
peers, including friends and family. A volunteer is advised to proceed thoughtfully when inviting
or accepting an invitation to a social networking site. A volunteer, parent or youth are advised
that any doubts should be discussed with the Match Support Specialist.
Volunteer Social Networking Policy
If the volunteer chooses to participate in social networking site with the Little, the volunteer has
been given the Social Media Policy at the match introduction and trained to adhere to the
following guidelines regarding any postings related to the match or affiliation with Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Clarksville. The volunteer is advised that the failure to adhere to these guidelines
may result in the closure of the match.
Examples and more detail are provided to all volunteers in the interview or in ongoing match
support. A volunteer must adhere to the following guidelines regarding any postings related to
your match or affiliation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville.
a) Do not participate in any online communication with/about your Little/Guardian
unless you have discussed this with the Parent/Guardian and your Match
Support Specialist and have received their approval.
b) Never post any pictures of your Little/Guardian online unless you have written
consent of the child’s parent/guardian. That consent should be filed with Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville staff.
c) Never post the last name of your Little, his/her parent/guardian or Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Clarksville Staff.
d) Never post any contact information for your Little/guardian.
e) Never post any identifying information about your Little/guardian (child’s home
address, school the child attends, where the parents work, etc.)
f) Never post anything that could be perceived as judgmental or offensive to
your Little or his/her parent/guardian.
g) Make sure that your page settings are set to private, so that only people you
approve can view your online content.
h) Honor confidentiality guidelines within your match, be cautious when posting
detailed information about conversations with your Little, their parent/guardian
or with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville staff.
i) Posting generalized information or status updates is typically appropriate, but
lengthier postings or blogs containing in-depth information should be approved
by the parent/guardian and by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville prior to
I understand that BBBSC is not obligated to accept my
application or match me with a youth in the program and that it may be for any
number of reasons that it is not considered a good fit. I understand that BBBSC
is not obligated to give reasons for non-acceptance. Other BBBS agencies and
youth organizations where I have worked or volunteered may be contacted as
references as part of the enrollment processes. It is my responsibility to
update BBBSC if any of the information I provide on this application, in my
interview, or any other information provided during the enrollment process
changes (i.e. address, phone number, auto insurance, new criminal charges,
etc.). I agree to timely communication and follow-up with all agency staff.
At any time while involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, I agree
to immediately inform my BBBS contact person of any and all infractions,
violations, charges, and convictions related to any civil, domestic or criminal
occurrences. I understand that BBBS staff needs to be fully informed to provide
the best guidance or support possible.