ID: 138136

Gig Buddy Volunteer - Virtual/Various locations in Sydney - #138136

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

We believe that all people with learning disabilities and/or autism should be able to live their lives the way they want to.

At the present time due to lockdown recruiting and training is conducted virtually and you will "meet" your buddy virtually, Once face to face visits are allowed NSW Health Guidelines are followed.

You can help make this vision a reality by becoming a Gig Buddy volunteer. You will be paired up with somebody with a learning disability and or autism who has similar interests to you and lives nearby. You will be able to attend events, explore new music together and share your interests.

We are seeking motivated, inventive people who are positive about diversity and want to be a part of the growing community of Gig Buddies in NSW. You would need to commit to attending at least one catch up, or "gig", a month with your buddy. This gig could be as casual as meeting up for a chat and a coffee or as adventurous as going to a musical festival together. It is up to you and your new buddy to decide what gig you would like to enjoy together each month.

You don't need to have any experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism – but you will need to be committed, a good listener, interested in promoting people's rights and well-being, and support social inclusion.

This position is subject to an individual NDIS worker check and two references.

Benefits:

  • You will gain skills in advocacy, supporting people with learning disabilities and community development.

  • You will become a champion in promoting inclusion and disability awareness to the wider community.

  • You will get the opportunity to meet people that you possibly would not of had the chance to organically in your every day life.

  • You get to become a part of our little but growing Gig Buddies community which is filled of like minded people like yourself and everyone likes to have a laugh together and to have some FUN!!

  • As a volunteer, you will be fully trained and supported by the Gig Buddies Sydney team.


Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

NDIS Worker Check

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

At least once a month. Approximately 6-10hrs. This includes all communications and a face to face catch up.

Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • People Learning English
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Disability Support
  • Music & Entertainment
Training

Gig Buddy Volunteer training provided