But does it make a difference?

Whether you are a looking to become a volunteer, a donor looking to give, or a parent keen for your child to have a mentor, you want to know if it is worth the investment. Does it work? International research has proven that mentoring does have an impact.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch tests itself annually against evidence based best practice. We also use tools to evaluate our programme's effectiveness at supporting children and families. The most recent report can viewed below.


 2013 Evaluation Summary Report


 2013 Evaluation Full report


 The most comprehensive research into Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring took place in the USA in the mid 1990's. Click here to view the report