Gig Buddies Volunteer
Reference Code: VO66461 (Volunteer Edinburgh)
Activity Type(s): Befriending / Mentoring
Client Group(s): Learning Disabilities
Distance & Location
About Gig Buddies – Thera (Scotland)
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 the great live entertainment Edinburgh has to offer. Gig Buddies is an exciting, fast growing project with an ultimate goal to help bring an end to social isolation.
Being a Gig Buddy with Thera (Scotland) means that you will be working one to one with a person who has a learning disability. You will be paired with this person based on any interests you share. Being a Gig Buddy involves attending events with your buddy, and meeting up with them as often as your gig requires. You will also help them to choose events and help with practical/transport arrangements. You will be part of a growing community of ‘Sound people’ in Edinburgh who are enabling people with a learning disability to have the social life they choose.
Skills & Experience
No experience required. We just ask you to be friendly and kind, with a good sense of humour and able to commit to going out with your buddy approximately once a month. Because Gig Buddies is all about getting to know somebody, we ask that you’ll be around for at least a year.
Person specific, various locations.
Training and Induction Details
Expenses Detail: Expenses paid.
Wheelchair Access: Not available
Disabled Toilet: Not available
Frequency & Commitment: Very Flexible. On average our volunteers commit 4/6 hours per month.
Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.