Gig Buddies Project - Code of Conduct

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About this page

This page provides guidelines regarding the Gig Buddies project'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 is a befriending project

  • It is not a dating agency

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

  • If driving to or from a Gig Buddies 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 the Gig Buddies initiative.

  • All matched volunteers submit an NDIS Worker Screening Check (or police check) and attend volunteer training

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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 project's volunteer policy (read here). This policy covers Gig Buddies' 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 GB Code of Conduct, or behaved inappropriately, please contact the GB team or our user-led representatives, the Soul Fly Band.

  • The Gig Buddies project 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
  • The Gig Buddies project 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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ABN 60114099928  -  NDIS Reg No 4050003928

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Gig Buddies and ACL Disability Services 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 and ACL Disability Services facilitates a community and social culture that is built on mutual respect and understanding.
Gig Buddies and ACL Disability Services 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.