This is a place designed especially for Bigs to provide you with the support, inspiration, and materials you need to make your match even stronger. Want some ideas for more fun or want some answers to some hard questions? This is the place for you! Look here for exciting new activities and features designed just for you! Take a look around, and make yourself at home!

Winter Events 


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Youth Mentoring Day in Boston

Saturday, January 12, 2019 

Volunteer at The Food Bank of Western MA

Spring Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Volunteer Appreciation Reception 

4:30 - 6:30 pm 

83 Maple Street, Springfield

Come tour our offices, grab a bite to eat, meet other Bigs & volunteers! Most importantly,  let us thank you for being a Defender of Potential for kids throughout our community! 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Healthy Kids Day 

Scantic Valley YMCA - Wilbraham

11-1:00 pm free & open to the public

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Daffodil 5K/10K Run - Amherst, MA 

Volunteer with your Little at the 9th annual Daffodil Run! This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County is proud to participate in this fantastic event coordinated by our sister affiliate program, CHD Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Corporate Bowl 

AMF Chicopee

3-5 or 6-8

Do you work for a company that has 5+ employees? Bowl for Kids Sake is a great team builder that's right up your alley! 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Community Bowl 

Shaker Bowl in East Longmeadow

7-9 pm






Summer Events

Bigs & Littles, Parents & Siblings

Join us and create BIG memories at the  Big Brothers Big Sisters annual summer picnic!

games, swimming, arts & crafts, and more


Saturday, August 17 from 11 am - 2 pm


YMCA Camp Weber

79 Great Plains Road

West Springfield

RSVP by August 15th

Email: [email protected]  or Call:  413-781-4730

Picnic fun rain or shine!

Fall Events

Come back soon as we are brainstorming great events and activities to take place this fall! 

Little Suggestions


provided by Highland Street Foundation 

Free Fun Fridays offer visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts. This program was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer months. Every Friday, from the end of June through the end of August, multiple sites are open for free. We reach out to schools, veterans groups, libraries, seniors centers, and many other community organizations to ensure that everyone knows that they are also welcome.


Thanks to the Springfield Department of Parks & Recreation for showing a few family friendly classics around town! Bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks and create a memory with your Little. 



Interskate 91 

2043 Boston Road


Notes: Little’s admission is free, but skate rental is not. 

YMCA Springfield

275 Chestnut St


YMCA Scantic Valley

45 Post Office Park


Notes: Talk to case manager for details

Pioneer Valley Roller Derby Home Games

296 Nonotuck Street


Notes: You will need to present your ID card as well as Roller Derby Coupon.  The 2019 PVRD Schedule is found on back of coupon.

Eric Carle Museum

125 West Bay Road


Notes: You will need to present your ID card and ask for the “access pass.” This discount doesn’t include special events or events just for members.

Ticketed Events


Tuesday, April 16

MassMutual Center

Free Ticket for child ages 2-13 with 1 paid adult

Tickets available at Big Brothers Big Sisters office. Call 413-781-4730 to reserve yours today.