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Please share your ideas on how we can improve the service, or any changes to the project that you think would help everyone involved.
Are we missing something with our engagement or the recruitment of buddies and volunteers?
Could volunteer training be improved?
Are there any events coming up that you feel we should be part of?
Are there any sporting events you feel we need to be in the crowd for?
Be bold and think BIG.
The possibilities are endless…. nothing is off limits and we will listen to all ideas.
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Idea / Suggestion
My suggestion for another group or social event to possibly attend to would be iceskating along with figure skating possibly while at the McQuarrie iceskating ring if it is not located at the Olympic Park as it can be a very fun and very healthy one to do and it can be a good one to do also with joint people it’s just like bicycling you don’t forget how to do it when you get back on the iceskating ring after a couple of minutes if it’s been a very long time yes you still remember how to always do it correctly after a few minutes
barefoot lawn bowls, Bondi Beach lawn bowls club, the club and as a sport to do as in casual form event
yeah hi its kirstie here iv got a idea for a activity its laser tag and mini golf putt putt at strike bowling thanks
Who do you go for NRL, Afl and netball. Can you please do the chat when I am free please
social board games event with dinner
speed dating social event
barefoot lawnbowls ,or ice skating karaoke,trivia ,open speaker microphone pub
Yeah hi it’s Kirstie here again so u know how u guys did the grease sing a long karaoke thing at parramatta right yeah well we should do that again because it was fun but with a different movie musical this time I was thinking about mamma Mia that one is a good movie musical and I think we’ll have it at the same place in parramatta or at a different place
Don't come out of the NDIS! Can you have a free option! I was enjoying you but since you changed financial operations to the NDIS, which I'm not on, I can't do any Gig Buddies.
Outdoor cinema, silent disco, a harbour cruise, scanvenger hunt or outside like around the city A day at the zoo
My idea would be contacting large companies, schools, councils, universities, Tafe and career advisors of high schools to help get the word out about gig buddies and I think this idea will definitely help in areas such as Western sydney and shire area and areas where the staff are struggling to find people, participants and volunteers. I think this would help get the word out about gig buddies and help participants and volunteers waiting for a long time to be paired.
Ladies day out , could include nails , lunch , shopping, dinner
Watch the state of origin at a local pub together
Lazer tag for a Gig Buddies social event
Wants to go to new places around Sydney with Gig Buddies
More walking socials, bowling and a 8th Birthday celebration!
Social event ideas: picnics, outdoor cinema, visit Central Coast as a group for the day, online cook together, paint and sip as a group, visit markets, karaoke, a GB meet and greet session for new GB buddies to meet long-standing buddies to get their insights.
More online quizzes, comedy nights, going to Vivid
We’d love more events on the central coast. A few ideas like paint and sip. Lunch gatherings, tenpin bowling.. looking forward to 2023
Hi GigBuddies do a wonderful job training and matching volunteer and buddies. One thing I would love to see is more local engagement. We love the events that are on offer and appreciate the need for all areas access. For us there is just one thing missing and that is the opportunity to meet and mix socially with people in the local area. We would love to have a social or facebook contact for our local area so that buddies and their volunteers could arrange catch ups in the local area and also the buddies could network and possibly make some life long friends. Also what would be good would be a few speed dating nights - perhaps you could call them 'getting to know you' nights (so as not to imply a dating theme) and follow up with a sausage sizzle and some circuit games like, toss the bean bag, ball in the hoop, skittles etc? No complaints with how things are run - just a couple more suggestions. Thank you one and all x
It has been very dissappointing not to have been matched with an individual for over a year, despite having lots of contact with people with intellectual disability through family, friends and work. It does make me think that there needs to be more proactive advertising of what gig buddies can offer individuals , including those with a more severe intellectual disability. For example, by talking to disability providers in the area where there a unmatched volunteers. It could also be clearer what the additional benefits of having a gig buddy are, compared to say, using the person's 3 hours NSID support ( approximately $187 per month to Gig buddies in admin fees) to employ someone directly to provide this - or through an online platform such as Mabel . For example, specifying a minimum contact time per month.
An "atlas" of venues that accept companion cards and have inclusive access ? Also access to the method of contact/contact person? When you are searching for something to do these venues would be favoured as it saves time trying to contact multiple venues trying to find somewhere to go.
An "atlas" of venues that accept companion cards. Also maybe access to the appropriate method of contact/contact person at those venues. When you are looking for somewhere to go, these venues would be favoured as it makes it all a bit easier than trying to contact possible venues every time.
Festival of the Winds at Bondi Beach to be held in September 2023. https://www.carnifest.com/festival-of-the-winds-in-bondi-beach-2023/ .
I think it would be a good idea if we held our group events a larger variety of places and if we encouraged participants to be friends with each other more often
Ten pin bowling
from all competitions
7 November 2021 at 10:06:39 pm
shai de vletter-sont
31 October 2021 at 10:43:27 pm
31 October 2021 at 10:43:19 pm
29 October 2021 at 3:33:52 am
Statue of Liberty
Did this drawing of the Statue of Liberty last Wednesday on zoom art class with gig buddies
27 October 2021 at 3:16:15 am
Drawing with gig buddies on zoom of the Paris Eiffel Tower
27 October 2021 at 2:05:47 am
Jamming In The GigBuddy House
created with Special FX Software, such a great outlet for my creativity
17 October 2021 at 10:32:43 pm
Sydney Harbor Bridge
I drew the Sydney harbor bridge by following a YouTube video
13 October 2021 at 3:36:00 am
Rachel's Pouring Canvas Design
I discovered the joy of pouring paint art when I attended a coaster making class in 2020 and have decided to give it a try with both big and little canvas
28 September 2021 at 2:28:07 am
Making Greek Meatballs and Homemade Pita!
Helping mum make Greek meatballs and homemade pita From Anna polyviou recipe.
19 September 2021 at 11:33:59 pm
Chicken and Mushroom pie
A delicious pie I’ve made a few times for dinner
13 September 2021 at 12:55:48 am
I made Stuffed Cannelloni
5 September 2021 at 11:03:17 pm
30 August 2021 at 4:25:43 am
Remembering times of powering hard and sprinting to the finish line
9 August 2021 at 2:45:21 am
4 August 2021 at 4:10:06 am
I love the ribbons.In the Rhythmic Gymnastics!
7 November 2021 at 10:07:30 pm
shai de vletter-sont
31 October 2021 at 10:43:25 pm
31 October 2021 at 10:43:22 pm
Damage and Ten-out-of-Ten
The latest in a series of paintings of 80s glam metal rock musicians.
31 October 2021 at 10:43:58 pm
I really Ike this drawing of the land scape in a leaf . I it vey life like .
I draw it my self .
27 October 2021 at 3:16:13 am
Colouring in of shoes
Adult colouring this was in 2021
25 October 2021 at 2:03:32 am
15 October 2021 at 4:09:18 am
Arts and crafts
Idk if arts or crafts is allowed in this challenge but here’s my origami that I made from my zoom in lockdown and the beaded purple letter bracelet I also made🥰
13 October 2021 at 3:36:02 am
I painted a Christmas wooden cut out of a cute tiger with an elf hat playing in the Snow this week during lockdown
21 September 2021 at 6:54:59 am
Paneer Chilli Masala
Homemade Paneer Chilli Masala - an Indian delicacy
15 September 2021 at 12:17:24 am
Beautiful night for a bbq
10 September 2021 at 12:10:27 am
Hayes had fun cooking a curry for dinner.
5 September 2021 at 11:03:27 pm