Adult Peer Buddies (Friends) Needed


(39.829876,-86.13956)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

The Indianapolis Metro AreaIndianapolis, IN 46205
Join Best Buddies Citizens!
Adults with and without IDD develop meaningful friendships and become more involved in their community

About

Be a part of Best Buddies Citizens and change someone's life forever!

Join Best Buddies Citizens, and be matched in a mutually enriching one-to-one friendship with someone with intellectual and developmental disabilities who shares your interests. This is a fun and fulfilling opportunity to promote social inclusion and respect.

Friendship Expectations -- weekly communication via phone, email, text, etc.; two visits or one prolonged in-person visit per month; commit to your Best Buddies friendship for one calendar year.
Opportunities to participate in Best Buddies social and volunteer activities are offered throughout the year.

Participation Requirements -- no special skills required. Just be a friend!'
Must be 18 years or older; complete background check to ensure safety of all participants.

Buddies are waiting --- if you are a good match in age, interests & location, your new friendship can begin soon after the initial interview process!!! Currently, there is a high need for male peer buddies to match with other males who enjoy similar activities. Opportunities exist throughout the Indianapolis area, from Greenwood to Westfield, etc., for all ages (over 18).

Additional info provided upon request. Background check required to join program.
Opportunities are also available to form Corporate or Community Chapters if you have a group who is interested in volunteering.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Mentoring
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approximately 4 to 6 hours per month

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