College Buddies matches college volunteers with a resident from Laura Baker, a nearby home where adults with developmental disabilities live. The goal of the program is to foster a relationship with your buddy in order to aid them in developing skills as well as making them feel a part of the community by having a great friend to talk to and do activities with! This program offers an enriching experience for both the volunteer and their buddy! Volunteers are paired with buddies on the basis of interests, for example, music, biking, movies, crossword puzzles, etc. Once trained, College Buddies get together with their friend every week for about an hour or so. At least a two term or year commitment is strongly desired. Laura Baker is within walking distance of Carleton.
Level of Commitment:
This program is a weekly commitment. Volunteers create their own weekly schedule where they meet with their buddy for one hour. It is strongly encouraged for volunteers to volunteer for at least two terms in order to establish a friendship with their buddy.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact the following Program Directors. You can also stop by the ACT Center!
Nina Shapiro '14 (shapiron)
Polly Durant '14 (durantp)
Kalena Miller '15 (millerk)
Learn more about Laura Baker at: http://www.laurabaker.org/