Gig Buddies with Thera Trust

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.

Current opportunity

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!