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Thank you, volunteers 😁 👍

In honour of National Volunteer Week we've reached out to our matched up buddies, some of whom have taken to the camera to tell us more about their pairing and their involvement with the project.

Buddies have kindly answered five questions on various topics and, starting from today and running until this Friday (29/5), we’ll upload one video a day.

Today buddies tell us about “the best thing they’ve done with their volunteer”.

Throughout the rest of this week you’ll hear from buddies as they share their thoughts and experiences. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages’ as that’s where we’ll upload their stories.


Act up for the camera

This week we invite buddies to join us for charades and our fashion & popular culture quiz.

To get involved in any of our socials, click on the blue event links below to register.

Tuesday 26/5:

- 7:30pm: Charades

Thursday 28/5:

- Midday: Charades

Friday 29/5:

The above ticket links will include information about what technology you need to join in. All Gig Buddies Sydney online activities take place via Zoom, while we’ve also written an easy read guide for Kahoot! - the app used for our fashion & popular culture quiz. Click here to read.

To take part in our fashion & popular culture quiz, buddies will need to access two devices - one to run Zoom and the other to enable the Kahoot! app. For example, buddies could access Zoom via a desktop computer/laptop and load up the Kahoot! app on a smartphone or tablet.

If you have any questions about any of our up and coming online socials or would like more information, send us an email:, get in touch on Facebook Messenger or contact us via text or on the phone on either 0422 061 990 or 0412 145 819.


Policy update

In light of the number of organised Gig Buddies Sydney online socials, including the Facebook group chats with staff, we’ve updated our policies. Click here to read.


Last chance to get creative

We’re down to our final few sets of Play-Doh.

We invite buddies to partake in the first ever Gig Buddies Sydney Play-Doh challenge. To join in participants are required to register via the following link. A Play-Doh set will then be mailed out, after which buddies are invited to create their very own masterpieces.

A Zoom social will be arranged at a later date for those who sign up, where buddies will have the chance to show off their creations.


And finally….

As you may have heard on the news, from June 1st venues such as pubs and restaurants can start accommodating 50 people. This is a positive and welcome update!

From our point of view, the majority of Gig Buddies Sydney staff continue to work remotely, and we continue to offer participants the opportunity to engage with us via our Facebook chats and the online socials.

As we’ve been saying for the past eight weeks, if you’re experiencing increased levels of social isolation to please get in touch. Buddies can text or call us on either 0422 061 990 or 0412 145 819. We’re here to chat.


Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Sydney Community Engagement Coordinator


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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