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'Something for everyone'

To everyone involved with Gig Buddies, Happy National Volunteer Week.

National Volunteer Week is our chance to say ‘thank you’ to those who give their time into making us what we are.

In line with this year’s theme of ‘something for everyone’, we’ve put together a montage that showcases just that. Press play on the image below to see what our amazing band of buddies get up to in their spare time.

During our nine years of existence - across Sydney and the Central Coast - we have paired up a total of 586 volunteers. Currently, we have 157 matches, while there are another dozen in the process.

Whether you experience live music, catch up for coffee, partake in bush walks, cheer on your favourite team or anything that involves simply spending time together - we thank our past and present volunteers who have - and continue to - give their time for our cause.

We started the Gig Buddies program over nine years ago. To witness the growth of the project and the relationships formed during that time is truly wonderful.

To all our volunteers, thank you for selflessly giving your time. Happy National Volunteer Week, one and all.


"Let’s come together"

The team behind #NVW2024 are aiming to “recognise the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.

It’s an invitation to explore the myriad of opportunities available, emphasising that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering. Whether you’re drawn to environmental causes, community outreach, education, or beyond, there’s a place where your unique skills and interests can flourish.

Let’s come together during National Volunteer Week, embracing this theme to showcase the vast spectrum of possibilities and the transformative impact that emerges when everyone finds their meaningful role in making a difference.”

We certainly feel this applies to our past and current batch of amazing volunteers.


Are you looking to volunteer?

We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current roles on the Central Coast and the graphic below for opportunities in Sydney.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email:


After eights

News just in: we can reveal our social plans for July.

We’re inviting buddies to join us in Parramatta, Gladesville, Miranda, Gosford, the CBD, Surry Hills, Emu Plains and Duffys Forest as we serve up food outings, live music, movies, seasonal celebrations, NRL, karaoke and tree planting.

To join us for any of our July offerings, load up the links below:


Happening now

As for the here and now, we have one remaining May catch up.

Next Wednesday (29/5) we head to the Central Coast, stopping off in Long Jetty for an evening of Aussie pub grub.

To join us, jump on the link below:


Coming up

And as for the month ahead, tickets are selling fast to our June gatherings.

We’re inviting buddies to join us in Chester Hill, Concord, Ingleburn and Terrigal as we catch up for food outings, whale watching and musical bingo.

Please note, our socials in Palm Beach, Kogarah, Homebush and Bondi have now sold out.

To book tickets to our remaining June events, jump on the links below:

And if you have questions about any of our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.


Go West

On the subject of our socials, we caught up with buddies in Gregory Hills on Saturday.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a lunchtime time bite to eat.


We’re hiring

In other news, our search to appoint a Northern Beaches’ part-time hub coordinator continues.

The Northern Beaches hub coordinator will be the first point of contact for those based within the region. Our new team member will connect with existing and potential service users - helping us to increase awareness of who we are and what we do.

Please note, as per the requirements of the role, the appointee is required to reside on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27 May. For more information about the role, click here.

This is a part-time position, four days per fortnight (30.4 hours).

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, send your CV to project CEO, Carol Smail: Additionally, if you would like more information about the position, call us on 02 9419 6951.


Next stop, Erina

And finally, this Wednesday (22/5) you’ll find us at the 2024 Central Coast Volunteer Expo.

Taking place at Erina Fair, we’ll be informing attendees about our ongoing work and current volunteer opportunities.

The expo starts at 9am. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and say hello.


Matthew: Central Coast coordinator (0402 708 814)

Carol: CEO (02 9419 6951)

Chelsea: NDIS coordinator (0412 145 819)

Tony: Funding and sponsorship coordinator (02 9419 6951)

Bec: Sydney coordinator (0411 252 228)

Aylin: Western Sydney coordinator (0466 389 961)

Lara: Greater Western Sydney coordinator (0478 045 121)

Sandon: Southern Sydney coordinator (0478 043 996)


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


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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