What do they do? Gig Buddies does exactly what it sounds like – teams up live music enthusiasts with volunteer buddies. This is centred around facilitating outings for young adults with learning disabilities, aiming to tackle feelings of social isolation by fostering friendships and fun events.
What could you do for them? Become a buddy! The idea isn’t just a one gig drop-in: it’s more about cultivating a meaningful friendship and catching up with your bud once a month or so. The Gig Buddies team matches you with a pal who shares your tastes and interests such as movies or sporting events (check out their NRL partner Shark Buddies too).
How do I sign up? Gig Buddies requires you to fill out a brief application online and then participate in a training and information day. Once completed, you are assigned a buddy and the fun begins, adding a pal who maybe doesn’t have the same roaring social group as you to your next cultural adventure.