Buddy Volunteer/Coach

This volunteer program is designed for individuals who enjoy sports and want to assist athletes with disabilities in participating in these great games. 

Buddies help with one on one instruction and proper modifications to help increase levels of success for the athletes. Buddies assist athletes as needed with fielding, hitting the ball, bowling, pushing wheelchairs, or simply for socialization. Buddies must be 12 years or older to participate, no exceptions. Registration can be completed through Surprise Recreation.

Register on Surprise Rec

In addition to registration, all Buddies over the age of 18 must complete the following items:

  1. City of Surprise background check
  2. Volunteer acknowledgement form
  3. Abuse prevention training. This training is new and in response to the Safe Child Law of 2017.

Please contact Surprise Parks & Recreation at jenni.corkin@surpriseaz.gov or 623.222.2245 to obtain these items.