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ORGANIZATION: Best Buddies California


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.

Best Buddies Citizens chapters provide companies or community groups the opportunity to get involved in the Best Buddies mission by forming friendships with their peers with IDD. Citizen’s chapters work with an organization in their area that serves those with IDD, known as Host Sites, to help foster these relationships. Friendships formed in the Best Buddies Citizens model help to strengthen their ties to creating more inclusive communities and workplaces.

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About Best Buddies California


3731 Stocker Street Suite 212, Los Angeles, CA 90008, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and supported employment


Best Buddies is an International 501C3 non profit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for establishing one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)


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


We'll work with your schedule.


1900 Point West WaySacramento, CA 95815




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Communicate once per week. Hang out once per month. 1 Year commitment to Friendship.

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