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.
Best Buddies hosts two annual events, The Best Buddies Friendship Walk in April and the Gala in November. Email [email protected] to get involved with volunteering, attending, or serving on a planning committee.
Hire a Best Buddies jobs participant at your office. Have a lot of turnover in your entry-level roles? Email [email protected] to learn about partnering with our jobs program to employ a talented individual with a disability.
Join our Young Professionals Group. These monthly events are a great opportunity to network and socialize with individuals with and without disabilities who are under 40. To join, fill out this interest form.
Host a 2-4 hour workshop at your office during the work week. We will match 10-20 of our jobs participants up with your colleagues and they will spend a weekday afternoon working on editing resumes, practicing interview skills, etc. to help our prepare our participants for upcoming employment opportunities. Email [email protected] to organize.