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Best Buddies Virginia & DC

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COMING SOON TO RICHMOND! The Best Buddies Citizens chapter is adult friendship program, that pairs people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in one-to-one friendships. This free, social program provides opportunities for volunteers to connect and form friendships with individuals outside of their typical social circles. Everyone wishing to be matched must fill out an online application, background check and meet with staff for an interview. Matches are made based on age, interests and proximity. Volunteers are paired for a full calendar year and expected to communicate with their match once a week and meet up twice a month. Please show us you're interested, so we can start an adult friendship chapter in your community.

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About Best Buddies Virginia & DC

Location:

6231 Leesburg Pike, Suite 310, Falls Church, VA 22044, US

Mission Statement

Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development.

Description

Best Buddies Virginia & DC works to create opportunities for inclusion at all ages through friendship, jobs, and leadership programs. There are 64 active school chapters and a community-based adult friendship program, Best Buddies Citizens. Our jobs program finds full-time, integrated employment for individuals with IDD. Our Ambassador program creates opportunities for leadership development through speech writing workshops and advanced leadership training's. We have the potential to grow all of these programs with the help of volunteers. Become a Best Buddy today, and help spread inclusion to your community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1000 N. Thompson StreetRichmond, VA 23230

(37.56725,-77.47984)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hour's a month

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