Gig Buddies matches adults who have a learning disability to a volunteer who has similar interests, to go to events together that you both love.
The Social Society proudly support Gig Buddies, a fast-growing community driven initiative that helps adults with learning disabilities experience live music.
- IT support (excel spreadsheets in particular)
- Gig buddy volunteers
- Support around using google suite effectively
- Event promotion and awareness raising
- Merchandise sales
- Volunteers for social meetups
The idea behind Gig Buddies is that we want to enable people with learning disabilities and/or autism to enjoy all the great things going on in their community, especially live music. Gig Buddies is a project that pairs up people with and without learning disabilities (and/or autism) to be friends and to go to events together. The Gig Buddies project aims to make volunteering easier for people in Sussex by enabling volunteers to go to gigs they’d already probably be going to anyway, but with someone with a learning disability. This means they’ll be sharing their passions with each other and be able to fit their volunteering around their other commitments. Gig Buddies people come from all over Sussex, including Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Chichester, Lewes, Uckfield, Eastbourne and Hastings.