BestBuddiesInteriorBest Buddies Citizens

Join Best Buddies Citizens, and be matched in a mutually enriching one-to-one friendship with an adult around your age, with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who shares your interests. This is a fun and fulfilling opportunity to promote social inclusion and respect.

Friendship Expectations — weekly communication via phone, email, text, etc.; one or two in-person visit per month; commit to your Best Buddies friendship for one calendar year.

Opportunities to participate in Best Buddies social and volunteer activities are offered throughout the year.

Participation Requirements — no special skills required. Just be a friend!’ Must be 18 years or older; complete background check to ensure safety of all participants.

Buddies are waiting — if you are a good match in age, interests & location, your new friendship can begin soon after the initial interview process!!! Currently, there is an especially high need for male peer buddies to match with other males who enjoy similar activities. Opportunities exist throughout the Indianapolis area, from Greenwood to Westfield, etc., for all ages (over 18).

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Frank Ebels at frankebels@bestbuddies.org or 317-436-8440.

 

More about Best Buddies Indiana

Best Buddies International, founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, is dedicated to establishing 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). Best Buddies changes the lives of people with and without IDD, fostering the inclusion of a population that is often isolated and excluded. In Indiana, we serve over 5,600 participants in 85 chapters, impacting over 56,000 people, the largest proportion of which is located in the Indianapolis area.

While Best Buddies is most known for our middle school, high school and college chapters, our Citizens Program provides one-to-one friendships for adults in the Indianapolis area, and our Jobs program assists people with IDD in obtaining inclusive employment opportunities.