Gustie Buddies

Gustie Buddies is a mentorship program that pairs Gustavus students and youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding communities to foster friendship and personal growth. The program is in its 11th year at Gustavus and has become a very impactful program with dedicated volunteers and coordinators.

Gustie Buddies meets alternately as a large group and individually. Gustie Buddies events are held on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm. However, on individual weeks, meeting times are determined by the flexibility of the students and the buddy.

Mission

The mission of Gustie Buddies is to provide a safe environment for youth with developmental delays from St. Peter and the surrounding communities to strengthen personal skills, increase self confidence and build relationships. This will happen through positive and compassionate relationships with Gustavus students who are committed to promoting growth in understanding of themselves and others through dynamic and intentional programming.

How to Apply

Gustavus Students: Click Here for a volunteer application. Applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 21st. 

Community Members: Click Here for a youth application. Applications are due Monday, Sept. 26th

  

Search for Opportunities and Track Service Hours

Click the image below to view Gustie Buddies' Gustavus Engage page, where you can search for upcoming volunteer opportunities and track your service hours.

Gustavus Engage

Coordinators
Full Name Gustavus Email Address
Anna Burns ’19 aburns2@gustavus.edu
Katey Nelson ’17 knelso18@gustavus.edu
Anna St. Dennis ’18 astdenni@gustavus.edu