Who we are
Big Buddy is a free, secular, mentoring service run by dedicated professionals who recruit and rigorously screen male volunteers from the community to become mentors to fatherless boys. We are a registered charity, governed by the Big Buddy Mentoring Trust, and audited annually. The award-winning programme currently covers the Greater Auckland, Wellington and North Shore/Rodney areas, with expansion plans covering the rest of New Zealand.
Big Buddy Mentoring Trust envisions a community in which every boy experiences a nurturing one-to-one relationship with at least one adult male. Our highest vision is that every fatherless boy in New Zealand who needs one, will have a good male mentor to guide him into adulthood with true self-worth, enabling him to make positive life choices towards living a life of purpose and meaning as an involved member of our community.