The Department's Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme offers children between the ages of six through sixteen years the opportunity to foster friendships with older persons who in turn provide positive guidance and companionship. A "Big Brother/Sister" is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there.


Step 1:  Applicant must visit the department and complete the application form.

Step 2:  Applicant must submit to a background check.

Step 3:  Applicant must attend an internal interview process conducted by a panel.

Step 4:  Applicant must complete a mandatory orientation training.

Step 5:  A "Big Brother/Sister" is matched with a potential "mentee".


Department Contact Information

Social Development

P.O. Box 3126
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Operates on a 24 hour basis

Email Address:

Main Office 
Telephone: 1(284) 468-3650
Emergency Number: 1(284) 468-9371
Fax: 1(284) 468-3695

Virgin Gorda Office
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6524
Emergency Number:1(284) 468-9373