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Looking for Peer Buddies! (Orange/Bervard County)

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ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies in Central Florida

  • 3 people are interested

We are looking for volunteers to become peer buddies for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (IDD)! This opportunity allows these individuals to have social opportunities and develop friendships.

Please note this is an ongoing volunteer opportunity. More than anything, we are looking for people who have the time and commitment to support our Buddies.

This opportunity is open to anyone in the Orange County/Bervard County Area.

Potental peer buddies will need to pass a background check and will be matched according to similar interests with their buddy.

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About Best Buddies in Central Florida

Location:

2423 S Orange Ave #389, Orlando, FL 32806, US

Mission Statement

To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Description

Founded in 1989, 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

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Orlando, FL 32825

(28.5417,-81.24087)
 

SKILLS

  • Life Coaching
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Time that is planned out with the buddy and their guardian (at least once a month)
  • Reliable transportation preferred, as many of our Buddies are unable to drive.

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