Evergreen Health Services Buddy Program

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


206 South Elmwood AvenueBuffalo, NY 14201


The Buddy Program is designed to provide Evergreen clients with one-on-one support from trained volunteers. These trained volunteers-called Buddies-will serve as companions, helpers (e.g., shopping), advocates, or a combination of all of these. Buddies are not Care Coordinators or Counselors; rather, they provide additional social support and mentoring for Evergreen’s clients.

Evergreen clients are referred to the program by staff, and are screened before they are paired with a Buddy.

  • Buddies meet twice per month for a one-year commitment.
  • The screening process for volunteers includes an application, interview, and background check.
  • Volunteers must be sensitive to HIV and LGBTQ issues.
  • Monthly check-ins with both the Buddy and the client will be conducted to assess the progress of the relationship.
  • Volunteers must be trained to become a Buddy. Training will be Wednesday, October 21 st, at 5:30pm on the 5 th floor of 206 Elmwood Ave.


  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Relationship Building
  • Life Coaching

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month for 1 year.

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