What are best buddies programs?
Best Buddies Programs are aimed to nurture genuine friendships for individuals with IDD. For volunteers, it is an excellent way to reach out to individuals who will definitely enrich their life experiences with amazing friendships!
We promote inclusion through fun, meaningful, and enriching one to one friendships between individuals with and those without IDD.
Lead a Best Buddies Chapter, join the annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference in the US, be a Best Buddies Ambassador, and promote inclusion and acceptance in your school or community.
We provide employment opportunities and job support for people with IDDs by matching them to companies that practice inclusion in the workplace.
THE BEST BUDDIES COMMITMENT
- Be a buddy for at least 1 year
- Communicate with your buddy at least once a week
- Go out on fun activities with your buddy at least 2x a month
- Join Best Buddies Group activities 4x a year
- HAVE FUN!