Frequently asked questions

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Are Gig Buddies volunteers trained?

We provide our volunteers with full PVG Disclosure Scotland checks and all training relevant to the person they are supporting.

What if I’m not paired with a buddy straightaway?

We hold free social events every 2 months, which are open to all of our members.

Can I only attend music events with Gig Buddies?

Gig Buddies aims to support you to get out to any events you are interested in. This could be music, sports or theatre. Whatever your ‘gig’ is!

Who can be supported by Gig Buddies?

Gig Buddies can support anyone with a learning disability aged 16+, living in Midlothian or Edinburgh.

Who can volunteer for Gig Buddies?

Anyone, as long as you are aged 16+ and able to commit to supporting someone at least once a month. You don’t need to have experience in a supporting role.