A little help for our Bigs

Links for Volunteer Applicants

Pay for your Background Check - A one-time donation of $25 is asked of all volunteer applicants to help cover the costs associated with running background checks.

Driver Information Form - Complete this form and submit it, along with a copy of your drivers license and auto insurance card, to asutherland@hbbbs.org.

Ready to be a Big? Just fill out our simple online inquiry form.

Match Activity Ideas 

Special Activity Form - You and your Little's parent need to complete this form prior to participating in a high-risk or out-of-county activity.

Click here for our list of activities sorted by seasons.

Chuck E. Cheese’s is the official, Preferred Destination of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Browse our Pinterest boards.

Ask your Program Specialist for a pass to Lincoln-area YMCA locations for you and your Little.


Check out this list of upcoming, agency-sponsored events for matches:


Goodcents Eat and Earn

Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:00 pm8:00 pm
All Lincoln-area Goodcents locations

Let Goodcents take care of dinner on Thursday 1/18 - and help support Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters at the same time! Eat at any of the 5 Goodcents locations in Lincoln from 5 to 8 PM and they will donate 10% of sales to the agency. No need to bring in a flyer or mention HBBBS when you order. Just eat and support matches in Lincoln.

Lincoln Goodcents locations:
- 27th & Cornhusker
- 27th & Randolph
- 70th & Pioneers
- 14th & Old Cheney
- 84th & Northern Lights Dr

Fundraising Night at La Paloma

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:00 pm9:00 pm
La Paloma, 8320 Northwoods Dr, Lincoln

Get dinner from 5 to 9 PM at La Paloma and they will donate a portion of sales to Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Cowboy Chicken Cash for a Cause

Monday, January 29, 2018
5:00 pm9:00 pm
Cowboy Chicken - 2801 Pine Lake Rd, Lincoln, NE

Cowboy Chicken will donate 15% of revenue from dine in, delivery and pickup orders to HBBBS.

Big Appreciation Night

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
6:00 pm8:00 pm
Firespring Office

Matches will get together for food, games and to show appreciation for the difference that Bigs made in their Littles' lives.

Match Movie Day

Time is TBD

HBBBS Night with the Lincoln Stars Hockey

Saturday, March 3, 2018
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Ice Box
HBBBS Night with the Lincoln Stars Hockey

Check out some awesome hockey action with at the Lincoln Stars vs Cedar Rapids RoughRiders game and support Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters at the same time! Purchase your tickets online through the link below and a portion of the sale will be donated to the agency.

Live Happy Event

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 am6:00 pm
Gateway Mall

Do you want to help brighten the day-to-day lives of people around you? Join Gateway Mall, and Live Happy Magazine for a special celebration leading up to the International Day of Happiness on March 20th.

The United Nations appointed the first day of spring as day of world-wide celebration. Live Happy is the leader in this movement. With its fourth annual campaign, Live Happy will share small, simple actions and “happy learnings,” known as #HappyActs, on its social media channels and website.

I invite you to help make the world a happier place by performing these daily #HappyActs, and joining us for a day of spreading joy at our happiness wall at Center Court on Saturday, March 24!

This is a fun, easy way to focus on spreading joy, engaging those around you, and becoming a part of the global movement.

Here’s a peek of what’s to come....

10:00 AM Hawaiian Dancing

11:00 AM Pizza Delivery Guys (PDG)

11:45 AM Local Dance Troupe Performance

12:30 PM Belly Dancing with 9 Muses Studio

1:30 PM The Jan Brady Band

3:00 PM Meditation and Yoga

5:30 PM Closing Ceremonies

Kid's crafts, giveaways and additional happy happenings throughout the day. Don't miss spreading joy with us!

Stay tuned for daily updates!

As of January 1, 2010, Littles are no longer allowed to do overnight visits with their Bigs. Failure to comply with this change will result in termination of your match.