Happy National Volunteer Week

To mark this year’s National Volunteer Week we called on a number of Sydney participants to tell us what Gig Buddies means to them.


For those not in the know, the Sydney project has paired up over 330 buddies. The selflessness, kindness and all round generosity of Sydney-based volunteers has played a major role in helping tackle social isolation for many participants south of the Hawkesbury.


We now want to replicate those successes on the Central Coast.

Jack, Joni, Nalyn, Kirstie and Anushka have detailed why Gig Buddies Sydney is so important. To hear their stories, and to get an idea of what we aspire to achieve on the Coast, click play on the clip above.


Thank you to our Sydneysiders for taking the time to talk about the project’s benefits.

 

Where do I sign….?


If Gig Buddies Sydney’s National Volunteer Week video has prompted you to get involved, we’re always looking for new participants. If you would like to know more about the project, click here to access our website.


If you’re an adult with mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism and would like to sign up, load up this link, while volunteers can head here to join the project.


Alternatively, If you’d like to chat with someone about Gig Buddies Central Coast, feel free to drop us an email: info@gigbuddiescentralcoast.org or you can get in touch by SMS/phone call on 0402 708 814.


Alternatively, you can also connect with us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Let’s get physical 💪


Each and every week we invite participants to join us online for an event - and this Friday we’re hosting a ‘get fit with Gig Buddies’ Zoom session.

It’s time to roll out the yoga mat as we work up a sweat to a number of YouTube fitness videos.


Our Zoom session will last for one hour. We will be stopping for plenty of rests and will encourage attendees to “go at their own pace”.


If you would like to join us for our online fitness session, click on the link below:


Friday 21/5


- 4pm: Get fit with Gig Buddies


All online games will take place via Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom, load up the following easy read guide written by Learning Disability Wales. Alternatively, click here to check out our 'how to use Zoom' video.


If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org or info@gigbuddiescentralcoast.org or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.

 

Turn on the telly


Love on the Spectrum returns to our screens tomorrow.


For those not in the know, Love on the Spectrum introduces audiences to real people with autism, who want to find love and connection. Season 2 continues to tell the stories of people on the spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

For a sneak preview load up the video above. And to catch the first episode from series 2, tune into ABC tomorrow night at 8.30pm.

 

Vote for us


Our parent company, ACL Disability Services, has been selected as a finalist for this year's Better Business Awards - and we’re calling on the Gig Buddies community to spare two minutes to vote for them.

Better Business Partnership is a business sustainability program, aimed at supporting small and medium sized businesses to be more successful through sustainability.

To vote for ACL, click here to access the Better Business Awards page. Once the page has loaded up scroll to the bottom, enter your name and email and look for the ‘Select Category’ dropdown menu.


From there select the ‘Social Enterprise and Community’ option where you’ll find ACL Disability Services - North Sydney

 

Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Central Coast coordinator

info@gigbuddiescentralcoast.org

 

Would you like more information about Gig Buddies Central Coast? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn

 

Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.


Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

Gig Buddies Central Coast is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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