• 18 people are interested

Adult One-to-One Friendship (Citizens Program)

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ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies in Iowa

  • 18 people are interested

Best Buddies Citizens creates one-to-one friendships between adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). These opportunities for friendship and inclusion are especially important for adults with IDD who often have limited opportunities for social connections as they age.

We are seeking peer buddies (individuals without IDD) who are interested in being matched in a 1:1 friendship with an adult with IDD. Matches are made based on shared common interests, similar age range, and live in close proximity to each other.

- get together in person for a minimum of four hours per month
- maintain weekly contact (phone, email, social media, etc)
- participants commit to at least one year of friendship

There is no cost for participating in the Best Buddies Citizens Program.

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About Best Buddies in Iowa


‚Äč7518 Hickman Rd., Windsor Heights, IA 50324, US

Mission Statement

We are 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). Best Buddies in Iowa provides one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, and leadership programs for individuals with and without IDD.


Best Buddies in Iowa (BBIA) has 40+ school based chapters across the state and an adult program, Citizens, which fosters meaningful one-to-one friendships between peers with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). We currently have 1,500 individuals participating in our friendship programs. Additionally, we provide leadership development trainings for student leaders and volunteers seeking to become ambassadors for inclusion in their community. In the Fall of 2022, BBIA expanded services to include job development and employment coaching services for people with IDD.


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Multiple locations Windsor Heights, IA 50324






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Four hours per month
  • - have a genuine interest in forming a new friendship - submit a membership application: www.bestbuddies.org/join - complete an interview with a Best Buddies staff member

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