Fingal St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Swords (Saturday 17 March 2018)

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Main Street, SwordsSt. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host the the parade on Main Street, Swords and in Blanchardstown each year and it’s one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers.

Roles for this event include:

  • Parade Set up
  • Registering participants
  • Providing information to the general public
  • Assistance at take down after the parade
  • Directions and information giving

Transport
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village. Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.  The 38 and 39 buses service Blancardstown. 

Fingal St Patrick's Day Parade, Blanchardstown (Saturday 17 March 2018)

St Patricks Parade BlanchardstownSt. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host this parade which makes it way through the Main Street in Blanchardstown towards it finishing point at The Blanchardstown Centre. This is one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers. 

Roles for this event include:

  • Parade Set up
  • Registering participants
  • Providing information to the general public
  • Assistance at take down after the parade
  • Directions and information giving

Transport 
The following buses serve Blancharstown: 17A, 37, 39, 39A, 76A, 220, 236, 238, 239 and 270 Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.  

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth (Saturday 17 - Monday 19 March 2018

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival We’re delighted to announce that a bigger and better Dublin Bay Prawn Festival takes place in Howth from Saturday 17 to Monday 19 March.  Whatever way you like your prawns – barbecued, whole, shelled, fried, skewered, marinated, sauced – Howth’s many award winning restaurants will serve your favourite prawn dishes in bite sized portions at the food village of this year’s Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, in addition to a variety of other minature dishes.

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. The role will involve directing visitors to and from the DART Train station and giving information to visitors on the full programme of events.  Full orientation, support and recognition will be provided.  Roles open to those aged 16 and over. 

There are a wide range of roles at this event and volunteers will engaged on site each day in roles to include:

  • Queue management at the train station
  • Information and programme givers
  • Queue Management

Training will take place beforehand and on site orientation will take place each morning. Hot food and refreshments will be provided and volunteers will get to keep their volunteer uniforms.

Transport
The best way to access the site is via the DART train and get off the train at Howth Station.  Full details will be available nearer the event. Visit Dublin Bay Prawn Festival for the full programme and further details.

Leave No Trace Awareness Course for Event Volunteers (Spring & Autumn 2018)

Leave No Trace LogoFor 2018 we are delighted to offer Event Volunteers a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop. An Awareness Workshop is a one-day course delivered in the outdoors to help you have a better understanding of your impact on the environment. Experiential-based training in an outdoor setting is encouraged.

Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace Ireland. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimise Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors 


Places are only available to Event Volunteers who have previously attended at least One event with us. All participants will receive a Leave No Trace Certificate of Completion.