Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula not only makes a huge difference in the lives of young people, but the staff there feel like it's one of the best places to work in town.
"Working to positively impact youth and our community in a meaningful way is undoubtedly a good perk to working for Big Brothers Big Sisters," said enrollment and match specialist Ryan Wheeler. "But the benefits and workplace culture is what sets it apart as a worthwhile place to invest our time."
The organization offers flexible schedules, health and dental insurance and other perks.
"The opportunity to join volunteers and youth to utilize the many outdoor recreational activities Missoula has to offer is unique," Wheeler explained. "Whether it be rafting the Blackfoot, snowshoeing Lolo Pass or hiking the Rattlesnake, staff are presented the opportunity to engage with our civic-minded volunteers and youth in our beautiful city each month."
The organization's mentoring program matches elementary and middle school children with positive adult role models who spend time each week with the child at school. Children in this program display improved self-esteem, enhanced academic performance, and a positive sense of the future, according to the organization.
That's the part of the job that can't be quantified, Wheeler said.
"The relationships we form, memories we share, and impact we make are what makes Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula more than just a workplace. It is a community."