Best Buddies and Columbus Gives Back are looking for volunteers to pair up with an individual with an intellectual and developmental disability (an ambassador) to create and write a speech of them telling their story and what they want people to know about them and how their disability doesn’t define who they are. This opportunity allows the person with an IDD to become an Ambassador for Best Buddies and have the opportunity to advocate for themselves in different settings!
What: The volunteers (speech coaches) are there to help guide their partner in writing a speech. The training will be facilitated by Best Buddies to help walk everyone through the steps. This is an incredible way to build a relationship and make an impact on both you and your partner best buddy!
When: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Best Buddies: Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
About #CbusGivesBack: Columbus Gives Back coordinates group volunteer events with local non-profits, organizes philanthropic happy hours to raise support and awareness for our non-profit partners, and participates in other philanthropic events while emphasizing our social twist: to have fun with volunteers new and old during and after events in the hopes of creating a culture of community engagement amongst our target audience of young professionals.
#SocialTwist: After the event, we encourage you to join us for food or drinks and have fun with other cool volunteers like you!
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.