Today we hear from Lisa (below left), who talks about her pairing with buddy Karen (below right).
They’re the second match from the Central Coast to feature in our volunteer vault series and they recently celebrated their one year anniversary.
- How long have you been volunteering with Gig Buddies?
As of February 10, it has been 1 year since I have been volunteering with Gig Buddies. My buddy Karen and I celebrated on Valentine’s Day with a romcom at the movies.
- Is Gig Buddies your first volunteering role?
Yes, I had always thought about volunteering but nothing I saw ever seemed right for me, until Gig Buddies.
- Why do you volunteer with Gig Buddies?
Initially I started volunteering with Gig Buddies in preparation for returning to work after having a few years off with kids and studying. I have continued volunteering as I have an amazing buddy in Karen, and the team and events at Gig Buddies are so great!
- How would you describe your volunteering experience with Gig Buddies?
I look forward to my catch ups with Karen. We always do things I really want to do but never make time for by myself, such as events, nights out and even getting piercings! I have really enjoyed my experience with Gig Buddies and I'm looking forward to more events in 2023.
- Tell us about some of the highlights from your time volunteering with Gig Buddies?
One of my favourite outings with my buddy Karen was when we went to Comic Con. Karen and I brought our kids and we had a great family day out. Another fantastic time out was Karen’s diner, such a fun experience!
Karen and I have a concert planned for next year, we are going to see P!NK. We are so excited!
- What would you say to someone reading this who is thinking about volunteering with Gig Buddies?
Come and join the fun!
“We always do things I really want to do but never make time for…”
Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your story.
We hope her words have resonated with our Sydney and Central Coast communities, along with those who are now inspired to volunteer with us.