Virtual Buddy Program

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San Anselmo Recreation Virtual Buddy Program

During these challenging times, we want to continue to provide our community with resources for people of all ages to connect, learn, play, and grow. San Anselmo Recreation, along with Age Friendly San Anselmo, is offering a Virtual Buddy Program during this time of isolation and instability. This volunteer-driven program pairs a ’Big Buddy’ or tutor with a child under the age of 12 (Little Buddy) for purposes of providing social time and/or tutoring.

Be a Big Buddy

Are you a looking to make a difference in the community? Do you want to contribute your time so that social distance does not mean social isolation?

If you love connecting with kids, have a babysitting certification, camp counselor training, coaching experience, or tutoring skills, please read on.


Virtual big buddies will be expected to:

-check in and chat, socialize virtually (Zoom or FaceTime sessions)

-provide tutoring/help with school work

-play games such as Uno or Head’s Up

-lead a scavenger hunt or BINGO

-lead ’virtual lessons’ such as cooking, Minecraft, etc.

If you can commit a minimum of 1 hour per week and would like to volunteer, click the link below to sign up.


Click here to volunteer as a Big Buddy

Find a Big Buddy

Do you need a virtual mother’s helper? Does your child need help with school work, a virtual big brother or sister, babysitter, or playmate?

We will pair your child with a volunteer Big Buddy depending on age, interest, skill set and availability. A parent or guardian will be required to attend the initial online buddy session. 


Click here to find a Big Buddy for your child


Let’s stay connected so that social distance does not mean social isolation.