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.  Volunteers meet four times a month with their buddy. Two of which are planned group activities and two are individual meetings. Last year, the group activities included bowling, a Minnesota Twins game, science experiments, canvas painting and many other fun activities.

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 September 18th!

Community Members: Click here for a buddy application. They are due September 25. Thanks!

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Track Service Hours and Search for Volunteering Opportunities

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

Gustavus Engage

Coordinators
Name Role Gustavus Email Address
Tyra Ericson Coordinator treicson@gustavus.edu
Anna Burns Coordinator aburns2@gustavus.edu
Linnea Anderson Coordinator lander11@gustavus.edu
Elena Giebel Coordinator egiebel@gustavus.edu