As the world fights COVID-19, we know financial uncertainty and social isolation can have a toll on members’ mental health. In order to help members stay connected, IATSE C.A.R.E.S. creates a buddy system where members can check in with one another while practicing social distancing.

You can choose to have these conversations as frequently as you see fit, from every other day to once a month. Additionally, you may also opt for a one-time check-in.

If you would like to be included in the C.A.R.E.S. Buddy System, please fill out this form and someone will get back to you.

Meant for Members In Need: We want to make sure help is going to those who need it most. C.A.R.E.S. service is designed for Members in Need, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Elderly members & Retirees
  • Members with limited mobility and/or disabilities
  • Members who are at an increased health risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19
  • Members who are confined to their homes as caretakers of a loved one.


The Buddy System is not intended to replace emergency mental health service. Please visit Behind The Scenes Charity for a mental health screening and additional resources.

Please only fill out this form if you are a member in need looking to connect with a volunteer. If you are looking to volunteer, please click here.