Volunteer with adults with learning disabilities or autism to go out into the community and have fun!

Gig Buddies was set up to enable people with learning disabilities and/or autism to enjoy all the great things going on in their community. Gig Buddies is a project that pairs people with and without learning disabilities (and/or autism) to be friends and to go to events together. The Gig Buddies project aims to make volunteering easier for people by enabling volunteers to go to gigs they would already be going to anyway, but with someone with a learning disability.

This does not have to be music-based and is down to you and your buddy! We match people based on their likes and hobbies so you both get to have the most fun. Activities could include, bowling, mini-golf, cinema, theatre, restaurants, the zoo!


Good communication Positive attitude Creativity Patience


  • Age restrictions
    Over 18
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    up to £10
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Yes if needed
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No Yes Yes Yes

Availability Details

Mainly weekends or evenings - again this will be decided between you and your buddy. You need to meet at least once a month!


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Community Action Northants is an alliance of Volunteer Centres in Northamptonshire

  • CAN
  • Kettering Voluntary Network
  • Serve
  • SNVB
  • Volunteer Centre Daventry
  • Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire