The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD). Volunteers are needed to assist with the Best Buddies 2021 Friendship Walk! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this experience has been modified into a drive-thru and tailgate event. We expect over 500 Best Buddies in South Florida supporters to attend, and need your help in ensuring the event is inclusive and fun for participants of all ages and abilities!
Volunteers will be assigned to stations where they may have various duties such as registration, t-shirt giveaway, handing out food/items to participants in cars, etc.
We will host a Zoom info session the week of the Walk. All info will be sent out to volunteers the week before by Courteney Fitzgerald, Program Manager of Volunteers.
All volunteers will be given a Best Buddies T-shirt, please dress comfortably for outdoor weather such as work-out leggings/pants or shorts. Hand sanitizer stations will be available, and all volunteers must wear their masks unless eating/drinking. Volunteers will be working under tents, but a hat may make you more comfortable and sunscreen is always advised when working outdoors!
The volunteer shift will run 6:30 AM - 2:00PM and you will be provided with a meal. Disposable water bottles will be available, but volunteers choosing to bring their own water bottles should be aware there will be no refill stations available due to the ongoing pandemic.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Best Buddies in South Florida
100 SE 2nd Street Suite 2200, Miami, FL 33130, US
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities
Sat Apr 24, 2021
06:30 AM - 02:00 PM
BB&T Center1 Panther PkwySunrise, FL33323
March 31, 2021
Must be at least 16
The volunteer shift will run 6:30 AM - 2:00PM and you will be provided with a meal. Disposable water bottles will be available.
We will host a Zoom info session the week of the Walk. All info will be sent out through email by Courteney Fitzgerald, Program Manager of Volunteers email@example.com