Best Buddies


is the best gift you can ever give.

The Arc of South Carolina is a host site coordinator for the

University of South Carolina's Best Buddies program.

Best Buddies pairs people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students. College Buddy volunteers offer individuals with I/DD the chance to explore a new way of life through socialization and new-found friendship.

Individuals are paired with a college buddy to enjoy community outings, such as trips

to USC basketball games, holiday parties, a Best Buddies prom, as well as hosting

canned food drives and various other philanthropy projects.

Please note that Best Buddies registration is only open in August/September of each year, and the program runs through the UofSC academic year. To get an alert about when registration is open, please sign up for our newsletter.


Contact us at or (803) 748-5020

if you have any questions, comments or concerns.