Members helping members with special needs to exercise. We link member volunteers with members with special needs (autism, cognitive disability, blindness, etc.), who could use a little assistance to navigate the Y and get through a workout. Support may include help in the cardio room, guidance in the weight room and pool, or just getting from room to room. Emotional support and encouragement is also a big part of being a Buddy. Buddies are not expected to, or allowed to, assist in the locker rooms. Family members must provide any assistance required. The Y will provide training and ongoing support for volunteers. All that is needed is a desire to get involved.