In this Volunteer Vault we hear from Mark (below left), who tells us more about his pairing with Harry (below right).
- How long have you been volunteering with Gig Buddies?
Coming up for 2.5 years.
- Is Gig Buddies your first volunteering role?
- Why do you volunteer with Gig Buddies?
I volunteer with Gig Buddies because being able to combine all of your favourite things, i.e. great mates, live sport, a couple of cheeky beers whilst at the same time hopefully making a difference, is honestly incredible.
- How would you describe your volunteering experience with Gig Buddies?
Hand on heart it's been amazing. From meeting my buddy Harry who is an absolute legend, to so many other pairs of buddies and the beautiful team of people making Gig Buddies the success it is, it has been so much more than I could have ever imagined. I genuinely love being a part of it.
- Tell us about some of the highlights from your time volunteering with Gig Buddies?
There are so many highlights. It always inevitably revolves around sport with Harry and me. Whether it's at Brookvale watching the Sea Eagles, the SCG watching the Swans or Sixers or playing bowls or golf, there's always a ball involved.
I really enjoy doing events with other pairs too as I've met some great new friends along the way.
- What would you say to someone reading this who is thinking about volunteering with Gig Buddies?
Every day you spend thinking about it is another day you're missing out on meeting people who I guarantee will add so much fun, colour and joy to your life.
"Hand on heart it's been amazing"
Mark is a fine example of who we are and what aim to achieve. In his own words, “I genuinely love being a part of it (Gig Buddies)”.
We appreciate him taking the time to share his and Harry’s story.
If you would like to hear from other Gig Buddies' volunteers, check out our Volunteer Vault back catalogue by clicking here.
Come join the party
As a reminder, we have a list of buddies based in Sydney and on the Central Coast who are currently looking for suitable volunteers.
By clicking on the 'volunteers wanted' images below, you can find out more about our current openings.
Are you looking to volunteer?
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