Best Buddies is an international organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive housing.
Levels of Involvement
There are two levels of involvement in UW Best Buddies: peer buddy or associate member. As a peer buddy, you are matched in a one-to-one friendship with an adult in the community with IDD. You are responsible for attending bi-weekly meetings and hanging out with your buddy at least once a month, as well as making regular contact with your buddy via text, phone call, etc.
For students that would still like to be involved in Best Buddies but cannot commit to being matched in a one-to-one friendship, an associate member is the commitment level for them! There are no requirements for being an associate member; students may come to meetings and socialize as they wish. We will meet you at any commitment level!
If you have any questions about getting involved with Best Buddies at the University of Washington, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that rather than fill out an application on the RSO website that you send us an email to ensure that we can get you involved with our club in whatever capacity you would like.