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Best Buddies International

Non-profit Not for Profit - Charitable 100 - 250 Employees 11 Active Jobs

Best Buddies® is
a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer
movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated
employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities (IDD).




Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a
vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to
almost 1,900 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.
Today,
Best Buddies’ eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges,
Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants
in each of the 50 states and in over 50 countries, positively impacting the
lives of nearly 1 million individuals with and without disabilities around the
world. Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute, at
no cost to their communities, support services that equate to more than $168
million USD.

In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on
their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

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Mission and Vision

Our Mission


To establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities
for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development
for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Our Vision
To put Best Buddies out of business.

Contact us

100 Southeast Second Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305 374 2233
Fax: 305 374 5305
Toll Free: 800 89 BUDDY (28339)