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.

About Opportunity

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.

Travel Details

Person specific, various locations.

Training and Induction Details


Selection Procedures:

Expenses Detail: Expenses paid.

Accessibility Details:
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.



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  • Travel costs and expenses can be provided.