Opportunity Details

Best Buddies Event Planning (age 18+) Referral


Best Buddies is an international nonprofit with a local Oregon presence that promotes friendship and inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). 

Best Buddies is looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers to help plan and execute annual Best Buddies events including the Friendship Walk in May and the Champions of Inclusion Gala in November. The Committee roles include logistical support, event sponsorship, recruitment, marketing, mission awareness and much more.

We are specifically looking for individuals who have experience:
-working with committees
-event planning
-working with the IDD population

Best Buddies partners with local schools and universities to develop opportunities for socialization and inclusion for those with and without IDD by pairing them in one-to-one friendships. 

Best Buddies also provides leadership opportunities by hosting trainings on speech writing and presentation skills to become advocates for themselves and inclusion in the community.

We typically meet 1-2 a month depending on current needs. Meetings are held via zoom on Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm. As a event planning volunteer, you will help us plan our signature fundraising event and raise necessary funds to support and expand these programs.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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Children & Youth Education, Schools

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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