Fran and Wendy at a gig togetherImagine if you had to leave every night out at 9pm?

This is reality for many people with learning disabilities. Volunteer as a Gig Buddy and you can help to change this.

As a Gig Buddy you can use your love of music, the arts, sport, culture and fun to help somebody else in your community to socialise and enjoy new experiences.

People with a learning disability often need support to help them live the life they want to live. But what do you do when your support isn’t available – especially past 9pm – or doesn’t share the same interests as you?

At Gig Buddies we match people with a learning disability and/or autism with volunteers who share the same interests – so they can enjoy social activities together.

A few of your hours every month could change someone’s life.

What do I get if I become a Gig Buddy volunteer?

We give you free training and ongoing advice and support to help you be a great Gig Buddy. Most importantly you will get a new friend!

How do I apply to become a Gig Buddy?

If you live in, or close to, one of the areas we cover (*), then all you need to do is complete and return this application form (Word doc). One of our project coordinators will then get in touch about arranging an informal interview. (*See the top of this page for the areas that we cover)

For more information please get in touch with the Gig Buddies Cymru team. Email, or phone 029 2068 1160.