Welcome to Best Buddies Online!

Best Buddies Online, often called BBO, is your one-stop shop to manage and document all Best Buddies chapters.
Chapter members will use BBO to:

  • Submit a Membership Application to join a Best Buddies chapter (Summer/Fall)
  • View your chapter�s Chapter Portal, the official website
  • View and Manage your Chapter Roster
  • Maintain a Calendar of chapter meetings, activities, and events
  • Download Resources, including printable worksheets, manuals, and other chapter resources
  • Submit monthly Friendship Updates
  • Complete and submit your Mid Year Report and Annual Report
  • Submit an Officer Application to be a student leader in your chapter for the upcoming school year
Membership Applications

If you are participating in a Best Buddies chapter this year, your first step is to complete a Membership Application. To get started, please choose the correct Best Buddies program from the Membership Application button on the main menu above and submit your application.

To protect your privacy, BBO encrypts your application data over HTTPS, and all participant information is stored on a secure server accessible only by authorized users. Best Buddies does not share participant data with anyone.

Note: if you are interested in participating in a Best Buddies chapter, but have not been in contact with anyone from the chapter, please get in touch with a Best Buddies staff member before completing a Membership Application to confirm that you are eligible to participate. You can find the contact information for your local Best Buddies office here:


Once your application is received, it must be processed and approved by your chapter leadership. Once approved, you will receive your login information to access your Chapter Portal. If you have not received or misplaced your login information, this can be retrieved at any time using the following user name/password retrieval utility:


Chapter Portal

As noted above, the Chapter Portal is the official website for your chapter. Here, you can find the official Chapter Roster, Calendar, as well as downloadable worksheets, manuals, and other printable resources.

Note: access to the Chapter Portal is tiered, based on each user�s role in the chapter. Most chapter members will be able to view the Chapter Portal, but will not have access to make changes to anything but their own user profile. Certain chapter leaders, such as senior officers and advisors, will be given Chapter Admin access to administer the Chapter Portal; this gives users the ability to approve Membership Applications, manage the Chapter Roster, edit and submit semi-annual reports, and more.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

To learn more about our organization, our mission, and the programs we offer, please visit: