Brandeis Buddies


Program Coordinators
Olivia Combs
Samaria Dellorso
Sarah Davidson
Aaron Li
Tirtza Schramm
Rachel Bindman
Eva Parson
Kai Kibilko

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Brandeis Buddies partners with Opportunities for Inclusion to allow student volunteers to engage with participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a wide variety of fun activities ranging from arts and crafts to karaoke and beyond. These student volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in advocacy work that helps to educate both themselves, the Brandeis communtiy, and the greater Waltham community.


Program Details

  • Population Served: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Community Partners: Opportunities for Inclusion
  • Transportation: Thursday program: On campus at Ridgewood Commons (no transportation provided) Tuesday program: Brandeis Buddies BranVan transportation to and from off-campus OFI building
  • How to Participate: Attend program once a week, either on Tuesday (off-campus) or Thursday (on-campus) and engage with any advocacy work we may do outside of program.
  • Volunteer Time Commitment: One hour a week