Oct 21, 2011

Best Buddies is always is looking for people to serve as “buddies” to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is now an international organization with almost 1,500 chapters connected to middle schools, high schools, and colleges.

In addition to pairing volunteers with disabled students, Best Buddies also has programs that match up volunteers with disabled adults in the corporate, civic and online worlds to provide the extra support and friendship to spur them toward success.

Best Buddies Florida also has a volunteer corps known as its Circle of Friends, who serve on planning committees for events, assist local chapters with fund-raising, and help promote the nonprofit in the community.

A Best Buddies volunteer must be at least 18 years old. Depending on the role for which you’re interested in volunteering, you may have to fill out a volunteer application.

Learn more about the local program and its needs http://www.bestbuddies.org/

Those interested can contact Program Supervisor Justin Hickman at JustinHickman@bestbuddies.org