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We have lift off….

The project’s first pairings are imminent. We’re on the verge of announcing not one, but two new matches!

Before the long weekend we held the first ever Gig Buddies Central Coast volunteer training session. Thanks to Kate and Nicolien (below, L - R) for joining me in Umina.

Prior to attending the training session, Kate and Nicolien firstly completed an online segment, where they were briefed on the history of the project and informed on why programs like Gig Buddies are required. Personal references were also supplied.

With training now taken care of, police checks will now be submitted - after which they’ll then be introduced to their respective buddies.

During that meeting, issues pertinent to the pairing are discussed: 'where will we go?', 'how will we get there?', 'where will we meet?', and swapping of contact details are just some of the things covered.

With all the formalities out of the way they’ll then look to catch up for around 1 - 2 times per month.


Come join the party

Applications continue to roll in and we’re confident of announcing more matches soon.

If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer with Gig Buddies Central Coast, you can submit an online application by clicking here.

Likewise, if you’re an adult with a mild to moderate learning disability and/or autism and you’d like to get out more and expand your social circles, click here.

Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about who we are and what we do, feel free to drop us an email: or you can get in touch by SMS/phone call on 0402 708 814.

We can also contact us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Act for the camera

As for this week’s online offering, we invite buddies to join us on Zoom for a game of charades.

Drama and acting skills at the ready, we’re guessing words against the clock.

To join us on Thursday click on the link listed below.

Thursday 24/6

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: or or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.


Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Central Coast coordinator


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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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