Gig Buddies Volunteer

  • VO68157


Description

Want to get out to more gigs?
Gig Buddies with Thera Trust pairs volunteers to adults with a learning disability based on the gigs you both love going to!
This can be music, theatre, sport, or just going for coffee. It’s whatever your ‘gig’ is! Gig Buddies pairs get out together once a month to get to know each other and enjoy their shared passion together. You’ll also communicate regularly and plan your events together. The role requires roughly 4-6 hours per month, having a chat and getting out!

Volunteer expenses are paid and we have relationships with a number of venues/event organisers that offer loads of great opportunities to our pairings, including DF Concerts, King Tuts, The Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals, The RSNO, National Theatre Scotland, Sneaky Pete’s and more!

Organisation aims and objectives

Gig Buddies is a project that supports people with a learning disability to get out to more gigs and live events by pairing them with a volunteer who shares the same interests as them. Our ‘Gig Buddies’ then go to what events they want, when they want, and enjoy their shared passion together. In addition to this, we also host regular social events where members can meet for a drink and chat while enjoying great live entertainment. Gig Buddies is an exciting, fast growing project with an ultimate goal to help bring an end to social isolation.

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Would require a commitment of 4/7 hours per month.

Restrictions

Experience required: At Gig Buddies, we don’t require our volunteers to have any previous experience in a supporting role. However, if you are thinking of applying to become a Gig Buddy, we do ask that you are: • Able to meet with your buddy roughly once or twice a month. • Able to commit to a day of training. • Friendly and kind, with a good sense of humour. • Willing to get to know someone and develop a friendship with them. • Proactive and reliable. • Around for at least a year.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Each volunteer has an annual expense budget of £120.
Training details: In addition to a compulsory introductory training session, all volunteers will receive training relevant to the person they will be paired with. Volunteers will meet with the project coordinator every 3-4 months for supervision meetings.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 18 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.