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More of the same, please

Following last week’s National Volunteer Week thank you appreciation post, we’re renewing our appeal to recruit more sign ups.

We’re looking for volunteers who can commit for one to two catch ups a month. Once you have completed an online application we will pair you with a buddy who shares the same interests as you.

Be it record collecting, going to live music gigs, bushwalking, watching sport, catching up for coffee (or anything and everything in between), we are looking for volunteers - both in Sydney and on the Central Coast - who want to have some fun, make new friends and develop their skills or knowledge.

For those wanting to know more, we match adults with disability with volunteers - both of whom share a mutual interest(s). Age, gender and location preferences are also taken into consideration; once ‘buddies’ are matched up they attend events or gigs of their choosing.

We're all about expanding social circles and making new friends.

We would love to hear from volunteers who share our ethos: to promote social inclusion by enabling people with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism to become an active part of Sydney and the Central Coast’s event scene.

To volunteer with our Sydney project click here, and jump on this link if you’re based on the Central Coast.


Lights, camera, action

And on the subject of our volunteers, we’ve had a great response to last Monday's “thank you” video.

The clip above is a snippet of our appreciate for the role volunteers play in making Gig Buddies what it is. We would love to have more of you on board!


Are you looking to volunteer?

We need volunteers! Click on the image above for current Sydney roles and the graphic below for opportunities on the Central Coast.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us via Facebook or email:


Diaries at the ready

To those who missed the news, our June social plans have landed.

Taking place across Sydney and the Central Coast, next month we’re hosting FIVE gatherings: live theatre, NRL, trivia, music, dinner and karaoke.

To find out more about our outings for June (and to sign up), jump on the links above.


Last chance

But before we land in June, we have one remaining gig planned for this month.

Taking place this forthcoming Saturday (27/5), this is your last chance to join us in Gosford for this year’s Central Coast Comicon.

Ticket sales will end at midday this Wednesday (24/5).

To find out more about our plans for Central Coast Comicon (and to sign up), jump on the link below.

And if you have any questions about any of our forthcoming gatherings, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.


Readers and writers unite

Be quick! Sydney Writers’ Festival is underway and we’ve got free tickets to give away to SIX top shows.

The first of our free shows begins on Thursday (25/5). To find out more information about the other events taking place this week, load up the links below.

- Storytelling Gala: Letters to the Future: Thursday 25 May, 8:00pm @ Sydney Town Hall

- In Conversation: Anthony Joseph: Friday 26 May, 10am @ Carriageworks

- André Dao & Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai: Friday 26 May, 2pm @ Carriageworks

- Daniel Lavery: Dear Prudence and more: Friday 26 May, 6pm @ Carriageworks

- The Rhythm of the Word: Friday 26 May 26, 7:30pm @ Carriageworks

- Admissions: Sunday 28 May, 4pm @ Carriageworks

To secure your free tickets get in touch with us via email,, Facebook Messenger or call us at the office on 02 9419 6951.


Each and every week we invite buddies to connect with us for our weekly chat.

Our chats take place via Zoom. To attend get in touch via text: 0422 061 990 or Facebook Messenger.


Friday feast

On the subject of our social gatherings, we headed to Miranda last Friday.

We caught up with buddies at The Bavarian, tucking in to all sorts of tasty treats.

Thanks to everyone who joined us. To see more snaps from the evening, click here.


The Sydney Sixers

It’s been a very productive week on the pairing front.

We’re excited to welcome the following new matches to the team. Penelope and Beccy (top, L - R), Lincoln and Kieran (left, L - R), Veronica and Yasmin (top right, L - R), Lucy and Kelsea (bottom left, L - R), Mo and Elizabeth (bottom right, L - R), plus Jacob and Alex (not pictured).


And finally…..

Our friends from Northern Pictures, makers of hit TV show Better Date Than Never, have been in touch.

They’re still looking for potential candidates for series two of the ABC docu-series.

For those not in the know, series one of Better Date Than Never aired earlier in the year on ABC1. The show followed a diverse group of single love seekers, looking to take their first step into the dating world.

If you or someone you know would like more information about appearing in series two, get in touch with the team at Northern Pictures via email:


Matthew, Carol, Tony, Bec, Chelsea and Aylin


Would you like more information about Gig BuddiesSydney? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.


Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

The Gig Buddies Sydney project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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