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Welcome to Gig Buddies Central Coast

What is Gig Buddies?

There are two main parts to the Gig Buddies project

1. Buddying

Building a one-on-one friendship between a participant and volunteer.


2. Events/Socials

Group social events run by the Gig Buddies team.

Who is Gig Buddies for?

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Who is it for?

A Gig Buddies participant is an adult with mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism, who wants to make new friends and go to events.

A Gig Buddies volunteer is someone who wants to expand their social circles, make friends and go to events.


How "Buddying" works

The Gig Buddies team matches and pairs a volunteer and an adult with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism. 

Buddies are paired based on mutual interests - such as music tastes, sport and hobbies - and other factors such as location and age.

Once paired, buddies go out together once a month for a year (or longer).