Best Buddies

Our club focuses on bringing people together at Siena College. Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization geared towards establishing mutually enriching one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We host holiday celebrations on campus and attend off-campus events in support of Siena. Smiles are contagious and the memories made are always remembered.

What we do

We at Best Buddies create a one-on-one friendship with others through the pairing of a buddy with a college student volunteer. College students are paired with a buddy, and they then go to events held by Best Buddies on campus, such as holiday-themed parties. The college buddies are also required to take their buddies on outings that are separate from the actual Best Buddies gatherings/events. A person does not have to be a buddy to join Best Buddies. They can opt to be an associate member, where they are expected to attend the events and programs, but are not paired up with a buddy. This allows for people of all levels of commitment to join this club. By becoming a buddy, we help to create friendships with others that create a strong, lasting friendship that can make a huge difference in both buddy’s lives!

For more information, please visit the Best Buddies International website!

Contact Information

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