Buddy Break is a free respite care program where kids with special needs (VIP Kids) make new friends, play fun games, and enjoy crafts, music, and more. Siblings have fun, too! Meanwhile, caregivers for these children get a break from ongoing care responsibilities for three hours one Saturday morning each month.
The weight and stress of caring for a child with special needs can be overwhelming. Buddy Break provides a safe place for VIP Kids and their siblings to have fun and establish meaningful friendships with other kids and adults while caregivers get a break.
Current Needs: We are seeking 12 volunteers that can commit to serving as Buddy volunteers to our VIP kids or siblings one Saturday morning a month for 3.5 hours. We also are in need of a nurse. Buddies are friends to VIP kids who hang out with them during Buddy Break. No previous experience necessary to be a Buddy, just a loving heart, open arms, and a willingness to learn.