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Best Buddies

About Best Buddies
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What is Best Buddies?

Best Buddies - Red Carpet Night

Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that seeks to better the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. College chapters, like ours at BYU, are just some of the many programs available through Best Buddies.

In our chapter, we match buddy pairs of college students with adults from the community who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Historically, adults with IDD have been isolated in-home or work environments. Best Buddies Colleges is changing this by providing opportunities for people with IDD to create meaningful one-to-one friendships and be involved in campus and community life!


How do I get involved?


Volunteer Description: Volunteers are paired with a buddy with special needs and meet with them frequently. Their responsibilities will be supporting and connecting with their buddy and participating in activities.

Volunteer Commitment: Volunteers will have weekly contact with their buddies. It is encouraged to commit to at least one semester.

Step 1:

To join our chapter, complete this online application. The program is currently working on matching buddies and volunteers. For questions, please contact the program directors at

Step 2:

Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program.


Available by email at

Ty Skyles, Executive Director

(480) 743-8242
Office Hour: (Not Running Spring and Summer)

Hannah Williams

(801) 232-0359

Brigham Hill

(949) 257-5547

Megan Sorensen

(801) 865-1312

Maclean Lunt

(818) 306-7559

Ethan Madsen

(541) 971-5931