Buddy Break

Hillside's Buddy Break Ministry is Currently on Hold.

Buddy Break FAQs

Who are VIP kids?

VIPs are kids with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile.

Who are Buddies?

Buddies are trained volunteers who work with the VIPs while at Buddy Break.

How do I sign my child up to be a VIP?

Hillside Church provides Buddy Break for VIP children ages: 2-16 years old, and their siblings, 4 years old to 5th grade.


1) Complete the secure online VIP Family Information form on the Buddy Break website.  If you have any siblings that you’d like to have attend Buddy Break, fill out the sibling form too.

2) Contact us to reserve your space at a required VIP orientation (contact information is below). This allows us to meet you and your children and may give you a chance to see Buddy Break before you begin participating.

3) Prior to orientation: print and complete the following forms.  We will have a notary at orientation to notarize them for you.
Authorization Release Form (Please complete one for each VIP and Sibling attending Buddy Break.)
Declaration of Consent Form (Please complete one for each VIP and Sibling attending Buddy Break.)

4) Once you have signed up for the program and gone through orientation, you’ll need to make a reservation for each month that you want to attend Buddy Break. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so register early!

To make a reservation for our upcoming Buddy Break as a VIP, email us or call the church office, 952-831-5050.

How Do I Sign Up to Be a Buddy?

No previous experience with VIP kids is necessary to be a Buddy, just a loving heart, open arms, and a willingness to learn. You must be at least 14 years of age and you will be trained through a two-hour Buddy Training 101 class.  You will also agree to have a background check run on your information.


Complete this interest form.

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