Want to enable a person with a learning disability to enjoy the things that you love?

Gig Buddies are looking for volunteers and would love to have you!!

They pair up adults with learning disabilities with wonderful volunteers to reduce isolation and encourage fun and meaningful friendships!

Whether you want to go to gigs, the theatre, the football or just out for dinners there’s a gig buddy for everyone!

The charity is looking for volunteers all over Sussex, including Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Chichester, Lewes, Uckfield, Eastbourne and Hastings.

You need to be:

  • Able to help a person with a learning disability to make decisions about what kind of events they’d like to go to.
  • Able to commit to a day of training, and then to meet up with the person that you are matched to twice a month.
  • Friendly and kind, with a good sense of humour.
  • Willing to get to know somebody well, and to have a good gig buddying relationship with them, based on mutual respect and shared interests.
  • Committed to Stay Up Late’s campaign to ensure that people with learning disabilities are enabled to live active social lives and make their own choices about how they live.
  • Proactive and reliable – part of the role is to arrange the gigs that you go to with your buddy.
  • Because gig buddying is all about getting to know somebody, we usually ask that you’ll be around for at least a year.

Go to Become a Gig Buddy – Gig Buddies