Do you love nightlife, want to volunteer and have fun? 

We need people in Norwich and Long Eaton to become Gig Buddies for people with a learning disability, giving them the opportunity to experience something you both enjoy.

What is Gig Buddies?

Gig Buddies is a project started by the charity Stay Up Late which they're sharing with like-minded organisations around the UK.

Gig Buddies matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer, based on a common interest or shared love for similar activities. For example, seeing live music, going to the theatre or socialising at your local pub quiz. Whatever your gig, there's a Gig Buddy for you!

Some people with a learning disability don't have many people in their lives who aren't paid to be there. This scheme aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness by supporting people with a learning disability to develop new social circles based on a shared enjoyment of activities.

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We're looking for volunteers in Long Eaton and Norwich.

If you'd like to sign up, complete our form and we'll get back to you with more information.

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Why become a Gig Buddy?

Volunteering by doing something you already enjoy whilst making new friends and having fun.

Mencap Gig Buddies provides:

  • activities set to match the environment and individual
  • opportunities to  access nighttime events based on a shared interest
  • giving someone the opportunity to experience something you both enjoy
  • provide peer support, mentoring and guidance

For more information check out our frequently asked questions or email gig.buddies@mencap.org.uk

 

How do I take part?

We're looking for volunteers in Long Eaton, Derbyshire and Norwich, Norfolk.

Complete this sign up form if you'd like to find out more about how you can become a Gig Buddy and we'll get back to you with more information.

Sign up now!

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