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.

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 activities and 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.

The Gig Buddies team also host regular social catch-ups, activities and events where you can meet other volunteers and participants.

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.

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 with like minded people who love to have a laugh together and have FUN!! As a volunteer, you will be fully trained and supported by the Gig Buddies Sydney team.

Requirements: Firstly, you will need to fill out the volunteer application form on the Gig Buddies Sydney website. You will be asked for two character references. If paired with a buddy, you will need to complete an NDIS Worker Check (free for volunteers) and NDIS Worker Orientation Module.

So please use this form to send us your expression of interest and/or contact us to find out more about Gig Buddies.

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

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

Gig Buddy Volunteer training provided