Little + Big Bruins

Serving to Partner with Neighboring Schools

Little Bruins spend at least an hour a week with their mentor.

These volunteer partnering efforts seek to encourage the well-being of youth, Fox volunteers, and School Counselors/Teachers alike by establishing trusting relationships and encouraging opportunities to achieve.

Little+Big Bruins

Much like Big Brother/Sister programs, Big/Little Bruins are George Fox students who are paired one-to-one with a student from an elementary or middle school in the Newberg Public School District. Big Bruins meet and establish a relationship with Little Bruins to serve as a role model for a fruitful lifestyle. The Big Bruins program requires George Fox students to visit their Little Bruin for at least one hour a week during the months of October-November and February-March.

Volunteer Coaching & Club Advising

Fox students volunteer to co-lead/supervise/referee various activities (i.e. soccer/b-ball/sports, board games, etc) start/advise/supervise a Club (i.e. Lego Robotics, Kiwanis Kids , DnD, Magic, the Gathering, etc); lead team-building challenges for student leaders (i.e. 5th or 8th graders, etc).  Volunteers consistently show up 1 morning (late-start WED) or 1 after school hour once a week.

Homework Helpers

Fox students volunteer to academically tutor elementary or middle school students 1-to-1 &/or in group settings before or after school.

Special Projects

Fox students volunteer to help with special projects like office clean-up, painting, fixing furniture, organizing, arranging, filing/administrative work, classroom decorating, or other tasks that would relieve, assist and encourage local school teachers and counselors thriving (rather than just surviving!).

Fox Volunteer minimum commitment:

  • Get trained, photo-taken, background-checked, and ID/badging process started in September (Serve Day on campus) and January (week of MLK day)
  • Communicate consistently/weekly with respective School Counselors and Teachers regarding arrival times and to confirm Little Bruins presence or absence, etc.
  • Volunteer at least 1 hour per week during the months of October-November and February-March, with possible parties in early December & early April)

Online Forms

Applications and references are due online; please apply using this link.