The volunteer vault

Last week we provided an update on where we sit in terms of numbers.

Across Sydney and the Central Coast, we have 151 current pairings, with 76 buddies and 418 volunteers still waiting on a match.

Having so many matches means we have plenty of stories to tell. As such, we’re starting a new feature entitled the ‘Gig Buddies volunteer vault.’

Photo caption: Megan left, Chelsea right, above. “One reason why Chelsea and I get along so well is because neither of us are on our phone that much and we never take pictures! It’s in no way a reflection of how much we enjoy each other’s company” - Megan

On the last Monday of each month we’ll bring you the opinions of an exisiting volunteer. We kick off things with Megan, pictured above with buddy Chelsea.

- How long have you been volunteering with Gig Buddies?

Since May 2019. Time flies when you're having fun.

- Is Gig Buddies your first volunteering role?

Gig Buddies is not my first volunteering role, but it is one that I love! I also volunteer with a group called Achilles Australia. They are a wonderful group who facilitate training and participation in running and walking events in a supportive social environment where people with disabilities can achieve life changing goals.

- Why do you volunteer with Gig Buddies?

I volunteer with Gig Buddies because I was instantly drawn to the ethos and mission of the organisation. I love that Gig Buddies focuses on an individual's strengths and on enabling people from all walks of life to partake in the best social events on offer across Sydney. The Gig Buddies community is extremely warm and welcoming, and it has been a pleasure to volunteer with them over the past three years.

- How would you describe your volunteering experience with Gig Buddies?