Feb 25, 2019

Best Buddies International

  • Crimson Education
  • Taiwan
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Skill Building

Description

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The organization has grown to reach more than 1,500 college, high school, and middle school campuses across the US and internationally.

As a student, one of the best ways to get involved is to become a Peer Buddy at a Best Buddies chapter in your school or local community. Being a Peer Buddy means you will be paired with a peer with IDD that has similar interests with you and you will be committing to create and maintain a friendship with your peer. All pairs are expected to talk once a week and see each other twice a month to do something you both enjoy.

This is a great opportunity for students who want to contribute their time and effort to a powerful movement.

To get started, complete a membership application online and Best Buddies will let you know the best ways you can get involved.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

1/5

Anyone can apply

Participation Cost

1/5

No costs, all donation based

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

1/5

No technical skills

Time Commitment

2/5

Weekly activities with buddy

Application Deadline

N/A

Application Process Includes

Application Form online

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