Fun, friends, and individualized care while you get a break
Buddy Break is a free respite care program where children with special needs and their siblings have fun and make new friends.
Buddy Break is a free outreach ministry for parents/caregivers who need a break from the ongoing responsibilities of caregiving for a child with special needs. All children, ages 6 months to 18 years, have the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and hear God’s Word with trained volunteers. Buddy Break exists to share the love and acceptance of Christ with all children and parents.
To register for Buddy Break, please complete the Online Information Forms below.
For more information, click on the date you are interested in.
Dates and Times
Buddy Break occurs every 5 or 6 weeks on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at our Keslinger Campus .
New Buddy Break Families
We are thrilled you want to sign your child up for Buddy Break.
As part of the sign up process we have a detailed online information form for you to fill out prior to Buddy Break. After you complete this online form please contact Jaimie to proceed with the registration progress.
Buddy Break Volunteer Information
Buddy Break is a wonderful way to serve children with special needs and their families. If you are interested in serving at Buddy Break, please complete the following steps. If you have any questions, please email Jaimie.
1. Nathaniel’s Hope Buddy Break Application
2. Children’s Ministry Paperwork
- Adult Volunteer Application (Ages 18 and older)
- Youth Volunteer Application (Grades 5-12)
- Background Check
- Child Sexual Abuse Information
- Chapelstreet Church Protection Policy
3. Training Class
Every new servant must attend a Buddy Break 101 Training Class. The trainings typically occur on the same Saturday of Buddy Break from 8:30 am- 9:30 am.
Please submit completed paperwork to Kathy Schamberger two weeks prior to the next Buddy Break.