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Recruiting Organization: Best Buddies New York

Best Buddies Citizens is a community-based 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, survey, background check as well as meet with staff for a virtual 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 once a month.

The Best Buddies office hosts optional social events for the entire group, all around the Rochester area. Staff check in regularly to see how friendships are going, offering guidance and training when needed.

To apply follow the link below and select "New York: Rochester, New York."

Membership Application:

COVID-19 Update:

During this time of social distancing Best Buddies continues to connect people in virtual friendships and hold regular activities that can be attended over the computer.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

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Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
People with Disabilities


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Rochester, NY 14620







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