Gig Buddies Resources

We are here to help you do more of what you love.

Resources for Gig Buddy volunteers

We want to support you along the way, so below is useful information and some important forms to help you be a Gig Buddy volunteer.

Volunteer Expenses Guidelines

This document should answer all your questions about claiming for expenses as a volunteer. Click here to view it

Volunteer expenses

You can claim volunteer expenses each month i.e. tickets, drinks, travel and petrol. Click here to download an expenses form, and remember to include pictures of all the receipts too.

Please email your form and receipts to holly@stayuplate.org

You may have arranged with your Gig Buddy to drive to events, this document will give you some advice on this.

Gig Buddies feedback survey

Every month you will receive an email and/or text from us asking you to fill in a quick Gig Buddies feedback survey via Survey Monkey.

We will ask what you have been up to together and if you would like any extra support or a check-in.

Supervision

Every 3-6 months the Gig Buddies team will get in contact with you for a supervision. This is a chance to catch up on what you have been doing with your gig buddy, discuss any concerns or share successes. We want to provide on going support for you as a volunteer so this is really important to us.

Remember to tell us if your change your phone number, address or email address so our records are up to date. This will also ensure you are kept in the loop with gig buddy socials and our newsletter.

Volunteer Handbook

This booklet accompanies your training. You may find it useful to refer back to it when you are a gig buddy volunteer. Please click here to view it

Venues in Sussex

We ask Gig Buddy volunteers to access a free carer, accompanying person or PA ticket when you go out with your buddy, if the venue offers this service for their disabled customers. We refund your expenses as a volunteer, so this helps us to keep our costs down. The link above will show you how to access free carer tickets for each venue in Sussex, and also how to access guest list tickets as a gig buddy (which are even better, because then your buddy can go for free too!)

We’re always wanting to hear if there’s anything we can do to make the project better so please get in touch to talk about anything you think will help.

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