Volunteer application

  • Welcome to the Gig Buddies Volunteer application form

    Gig Buddies pairs people with a learning disability with volunteers to regularly go to gigs and other events together.
    Please read these points before starting:
    • Finding you a Gig Buddy can take time. Volunteers are matched with participants based on factors such as music tastes, hobbies and interests, geographical location and age. The more volunteers we have on file, the more likely we are to find volunteers who can be buddies for our participants. So please continue filling in this form and help us address social isolation for people with a learning disability in Sussex.
    • Successful volunteer applicants are asked to commit to the project for at least 12 months and attend at least one gig (or event) a month with their buddy..
    • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
    • We're currently receiving a lot of applications from overseas and we can't work out why. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications from people who aren't living in Sussex.
    • We are a neurodivergent safe space, let us know if you need any extra support and we'll be happy to help!
    • If you have any questions or issues regarding this form please contact Gig Buddies Sussex - 020 3920 8471 or email info@stayuplate.org
  • If you don't live in Sussex please see if there's a Gig Buddies project near you. https://gigbuddies.org.uk/other-gig-buddies-projects/
  • It's not all about 'gigs', we don't just match people on their musical tastes so could you tell us about any hobbies or interests or other ways you like spending your free time?
  • Tell us a little bit about why you'd like to sign up as a volunteer.
  • The information you've provided will not be sold or given to any third parties.
  • Information given will be collected and stored on a secure database owned by Gig Buddies and Stay Up Late.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.