Brothers Big Sisters...
Volunteer Recruitment a Priority
In an effort to reduce the number of children that are currently
waiting for a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister, the agency staff and
board have made volunteer recruitment efforts a priority. The
agency is pleased to announce the newest core program volunteer mentors
for the organization.
Alisha Robinson resides in the Quincy area and decided to become
involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program after seeing her
mother play the role as a Big Sister to a little in the past. She felt
like she has the experience to work with children. She has been
instrumental in helping her mother work the children that are
placed in their home through foster care and through this role she has
developed the desire to get children involved in more activities.
Alisha enjoys being involved in drama productions, camping, reading,
shopping, & dining out.
Big Sister, Jamie Wisinski started out in Big Brothers Big Sisters as a
high school mentor in the Big Buddies program. By being involved in
this program she obtained a good understanding of the need for mentors
in the lives of children facing adversity. Now an active college
student, she decided to become involved in the community based program.
Jamie attends Edison College and is obtaining her degree in education.
Jamie enjoys riding bike, walking, movies, crafts, and being involved
in theater presentations.
Big Sister Lauren Gleason of Sidney decided to become involved as a Big
Sister in the program because she wanted to help a child enjoy their
childhood. Lauren feels blessed to have been raised
in a wonderful home environment and wanted to share her
experience with a child.. Lauren feels like the timing is right for her
in her life to give back and have fun! In Lauren’s spare time she
enjoys playing volleyball, going to movies, and being outdoors.
Big Sister, Misty Moehl from Greenville decided to become involved in
the Big Brothers Big Sisters program after contemplating her volunteer
options for an extended period of time. She decided that she was
at a place in her life where she had the time to offer a child
enhanced life experiences. Misty wants to be a good listener and
friend. Misty enjoys people and feels like she is a people person,
which helps in her current job in customer service. In her spare time
she enjoys walking, reading and movies.
Big Brother, Randall Waymire of Greenville decided to become involved
as a Big Brother after hearing about the program from a coworker who
was a Big Sister. Randall had also heard about the programt in
the past through Edison College. Randall has children of his own and
understands the value of a role model in a child’s life. Randall enjoys
being with his children, sports, exercising, and attending auctions in
his spare time.
Big Brother Ryan Brumbaugh became a Big Brother for the program while
he is pursuing a college degree because he has the time and
enjoys working with children. He has nieces and nephews that he
interacts with and feels like he can play that uncle role to a child in
the program. Ryan, who resides in Versailles enjoys sports of all
kinds, hiking, and taking online college classes.
Big Brother: Travis Wilson from Greenville decided to become involved
in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program after receiving encouragement
from his wife Jamie who is currently a Big Sister. Travis who works for
Whirpool, was a past basketball coach and decided that he had the
time and energy to be a coach and friend to a little in the BBBS
program. Travis has also been involved in the past as a volunteer
fireman so he understands the need to give back to the community.
Travis enjoys spending time with his wife and dog in his spare time and
shooting basketball hoops.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit
United Way Member Agency, Lisa Brown, Executive Director. The program
specializes in mentoring children who face adversity with adult
volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters. These adults provide children with
positive role modeling, as well as new educational and social
activities. The wait list continues to grow, If you would like to
become a volunteer and put a little magic in the life of a child please
call the BBBS office at 492-7611 or 547-9622.