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Best Buddies Citizen's Program Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: BEST BUDDIES TENNESSEE (Memphis)

  • 24 people are interested
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This is an IN-PERSON volunteer opportunity to be placed in a one-to-one friendship.
Best Buddies Citizens creates one-to-one friendships between adults with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in workplaces and the community. These opportunities for friendship and inclusion are especially important to adults with IDD, who have limited opportunities to stay involved as they age. By matching volunteers with and without IDD in friendships, hosting engaging community events, and creating matches at workplaces, the Best Buddies Citizens program strives to create an inclusive and diverse community for all.

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About BEST BUDDIES TENNESSEE (Memphis)

Location:

1661 International Drive, Suite 438, Memphis, TN 38120, US

Mission Statement

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).

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • The goal for the friendships is to communicate twice a week and meet twice a month.
  • A background check is required and will cost $13.

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