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Best Buddies

About Best Buddies
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This program is not accepting volunteers for spring/summer term, check back fall semester 2022!

What is Best Buddies?

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?

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

Volunteer Commitment:

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


Please complete this mandatory 20-minute child protection training before you begin working with this program.

Any Director

Available by email at

Courtney Isaac, Executive Director

(469) 394-4015

Curtis Patillo

(509) 781-2633

Stella Beeson

(925) 984-0765

Cleve Panike

(585) 794-2919