Gig Buddies Sydney - Code of Conduct

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About this page

This page provides guidelines regarding Gig buddies Sydney's position on volunteers, staff and participants.

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  • Please respect all people’s privacy and personal boundaries (read more)

  • Volunteers are not support workers (read more)



  • Gig Buddies Sydney is a befriending project

  • It is not a dating agency



  • Excessive drinking will not be tolerated when at a GBS event or out with your gig buddy

  • If driving to or from a GBS event or going out with your buddy, don’t drink any alcohol


Safeguarding (see definition)

  • The safety and wellbeing of all people in the project is important to Gig Buddies Sydney

  • All matched volunteers submit a police check and attend volunteer training

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Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger etc.)

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Volunteer Code of Conduct and Volunteer Policy

  • Volunteers must read, commit to and agree to the volunteer code of conduct (read here)

  • Volunteer and participants are encouraged to read Gig Buddies Sydney's volunteer policy (read here). This policy covers Gig Buddies Sydney's position on; human rights, code of ethics and conduct, duty of care and dignity of risk, and abuse, assault and neglect response policy.


Open discussion and transparency

  • If you believe somebody has dis-respected the GBS Code of Conduct, or behaved inappropriately, please contact the GBS team or our user-led representatives, the Soul Fly Band.

  • Gig buddies Sydney respects your rights (read more), your right to an opinion and encourage feedback.

  • If you have any issues with the management of the project or would like to make suggestions, please fill out a feedback form, or contact us.

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Right of refusal

  • Gig Buddies Sydney and ACL Disability Services reserve the right to exclude persons from the project for breaching the Code of Conduct (this page).

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ACL Disability Services

125 Blues Point Road

McMahons Point

NSW, 2060


02 9419 6951

ABN 60114099928

NDIS Reg No 4050003928

© 2019 Gig Buddies Sydney

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Gig Buddies Sydney is a registered NDIS service provider and charity


Gig Buddies Sydney acknowledge the Cammeraygal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land, and pay respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging.

Gig Buddies Sydney facilitates a community and social culture that is built on mutual respect and understanding.
Gig Buddies Sydney thoroughly condemn and will not tolerate any discrimination of any kind based on a physical or learning disability, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender, age, religion or any other defining characteristics.