Dublin Fun Fest, Smithfield (Sunday 27 August 2017)

Dublin FunfestDublin Fun Fest is coming to Smithfield Plaza, a family friendly celebration on Sunday 27 August. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this event offers free entertainment all day long and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.

Family Fun Fest will attract visitors from across Ireland and is sure to be an invigorating event from start to finish. There will also be a variety of inflatable games to play with including basketball shoot out, sumo wrestling inflatable ring, bouncy boxing ring, soccer penalty shoot out and giant jenga.

Duties: Event set up - erecting gazebo pop up tents, flags & bunting and signage, laying out crowd control barriers, etc. Event breakdown of above. Arts & crafts tent - 2 volunteers to assist Children's Activities Executive. Stewarding children's obstacle course and General stewarding.

For more information on the event please visit www.dublinfunfest.ie

All volunteer positions for this event are now filled.

Harvest Festival, Castleknock (Sunday 10 September 2017)

Harvest FestivalHarvest Festival is a new event taking place at the 12th Lock, Royal Canal, Castleknock and is a family friendly celebration. This event offers free entertainment all day and is the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends.

There'll be a variety of games to play on the day. Times: set up to breakdown - 08.30 to 17.30

Duties: Event set up - erecting gazebo pop up tents, flags & bunting and signage, laying out crowd control barriers, etc. Event breakdown of above. Arts & crafts tent - 2 volunteers to assist Children's Activities Executive and General stewarding.

All volunteer positions for this event are now filled.

Coca-Cola European Sandyachting Championship (Monday 11 - Friday 15 September)

Coca-Cola European Sand Yachting Championship 2017Are you looking to do something different?
Would to like to meet new people and watch 120 competitiors Sand Yacht in Meath? 
Would you like to volunteer at a European Sporting Competition?

Ireland plays host to the Coca-Cola 52nd European Sand Yachting Championships on Bettystown & Laytown beaches, County Meath from Monday 11 to Friday 15 September 2017. Now is your chance to join is this amazing sport as an Event Volunteer.

The event will be held on the expansive beaches where over 100 of the best land sailors in Europe will race over a five day period. The Meath coastline has always been a popular venue for national and visiting land sailors and is no stranger to this type of sailing as the Irish Power Kite and Sandyacht Association (IPKSA) regularly hold events there.
We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, reliable, safety conscious Event Volunteers.

This is a great opportunity for people to have fun, provide support and meet some new people we well as helping to promote Meath as a destination. Volunteers will be based on the beach acting as ambassdaors for the event and engaging with the general public and spectators to ensure that we have a safe event for all present. We are asking to volunteers to contribute a maximum of two days across the five days of the volunteer programme. 

All volunteers are required to attend training which will help brief you about the sport and the event itself. We’ll also ensure that you get the most from the experience of volunteering. Volunteers will receive food and refreshements during their volunteering shift as well recognition for their contribution of time.

You will be managed by experienced volunteer managers on site. Here are a few reasons to join our team at this event:
- It’s a great way to enjoy the (late) summer and meet new people - It’s an opportunity to cheer and encourage the 100 participants from all over Europe
- Supervision by experienced Volunteer Managers
- Volunteering can be a good asset to your CV. We provide you with a certificate of participation as a record that you volunteered with us
- Gain experience in event volunteering and event management, get insight into how large scale outdoor events are managed
- Consider inviting friends and family to join you. Not only does this help us to find the volunteers that we need but it adds to the atmosphere of the event and fun of those involved.

All volunteers will be provided with training and printed resources. On event day you'll get refreshments, an event t-shirt, as well as the support of Volunteer Ireland staff and Volunteer Team Leaders on the day. 

Volunteer Training
In order to volunteer at the Coca-Cola European Sand Yachting Champsionship all Event Volunteers must attend either one of our mandatory training session as follows: 

  • 10:30 to 13:00, Saturday 2 September 2017
    Sonairte Vistor Eco Centre and Gardens, Ninch (R150), Laytown, County Meath, A92 D9XH
    (Map and Directions www.sonairte.ie/location)

  • 18:30 to 21:00, Monday 4 September 2017
    Reddan’s of Bettystown, Neptune Beach, Coast Road (R150), Bettystown, County Meath, A92 PY6N
    (Map Location https://goo.gl/maps/WhEiFXkTy7F2)

Transport
You need to organise your own transport to and from the venues and unfortuntaly we can’t cover transport costs. If you are driving from Dublin allow 45 minutes for the journey. Free on-street and on-beach parking is available close to Laytown Racecourse. 

Volunteer screening and selection 
As part of our screening and selection procedures all volunteers are required to provide one form of valid in date photographic ID at the Volunteer Training. All volunteers must upload a photograph to their profile as part of the application process.

Volunteer Hub and shift times
Each day Event volunteers will be required to sign in and out at the Volunteer Hub which will be based at Laytown Racecourse, Coast Road (R150), Laytown, County Meath. (Map Location https://goo.gl/maps/ApQpiFtf48J2).

Shift times vary each day dependent on tides and commence at 07:30 on Monday and get later as the week goes on. When you apply to volunteer you can select the day / time that suits you best, please remember you must be there for the full shift.

Further Information
For more information visit the event web site www.ec2017ireland.com For more information on the sport of sand yachting please visit the Irish Power Kite Sandyacht web site www.ipksa.com

How to apply
Complete an application form now.

The volunteer programme is managed by Volunteer Ireland and supported by the following organisations:

This volunteer programme is supported by these organisations



 

School Summit, National Show Centre Swords (Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 September 2017)

School Summit 2017School Summit will take place on the 11th and 12th of September 2017 in The National Show Centre, Swords, Co Dublin. The Event will cater for all Senior Cycle Sector Students and their Teachers and will offer students the opportunity to explore, engage and experience the many opportunities that are available totem across a number of disciplines and sectors that are prevalent in Irish Education today including education opportunities, careers, apprenticeships, languages, travel, mental health, sport, technology, STEM, arts etc.

The aim of event is to highlight the number of educational opportunities and resources available to students within senior cycle sector and to promote positive life choices. We are looking for happy enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event on Monday 11th and / or Tuesday 12th of September 2017 from 09:00 - 16:00

Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event:
- Help with the Exhibition Set up from 09:00
- Registering Schools (Students & Teachers) on arrival
- Handing out tickets, goodie bags, & programmes
- Distribution Stall
- Providing Information to Students, Teachers & Exhibitors
- Assistance at tidy up after the Exhibition
- Directions and information giving

Check out www.schoolsummit.ie for more information.

Fingal Fleadh & Fair (Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September 2017)

Fingal Fleadh and Fair 2017The inaugural Fingal Fleadh and Fair will take place this September 15th -17th in Swords, Co. Dublin as part of the Fingal County Council Creative Ireland Programme for 2017.

This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred around tuition, participation and performance. The weekend will feature Free Workshops, Concerts and Talks by some of the biggestnames in Traditional Irish Music.

Swords Castle will be at the heart of the event, opening with a very special concert featuring Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker and A Stór Mo Chroí. A Busking Competition will take over Swords on Saturday the 16th as Main Street is closed to traffic.

The top prize of €500 will be awarded to the Winners on the Gig Rig and they will get to open for the Headline Act, Dervish. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle will host a programme of Workshops, Recitals and Talks in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Marquee. This will be surrounded by a vibrant Fair of Artisan Food, Drink & Craft and a wide selection of Musical Instruments in the beautifully restored Chapel.

A Session Trail around the town will feature performances by musicians from all over the country including Alan Doherty, Karan Casey, Tola Custy, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Donogh Hennessy. The Gig Rig will have Free performances from Ulaid, John Spillane, Lumiere, Liam O’ Connor & Seán McKeon and lots more. Meet up with all of your friends from the Fleadh for a few tunes and enjoy a weekend of great music around the All Ireland Football Final.

SSE Airtricity Dublin Race Series, Half Marathon (Saturday 23 September 2017)

Dublin Marathon 2014The SSE Airtricity Dublin Race Half Marathon moves to a new venue this year, Newbridge House, Donabate and takes place on Saturday 23 September.  

We are recruiting Event Volunteers to work in the Volunteer Hub supporting the registration of volunteers at the event

We are also recruting Event Volunteers to be based in the Volunteer Hub on Race Day close to Newbridge House and also in the area of Lusk whose responsibility will be registering volunteers in the designated volunteer hubs for the event.

More information on the SSE Airtricity Dublin Race Series.

Getting there
For details on how to get to Newbridge House & Gardens check the SSE Airtricity Race Series website for DART and Train times

 

 

Busker Fleadh, Smithfield (Sunday 8 October 2017)

Busker FleadhA variety of busking acts from around the country will perform in Smithfield Plaza on Sunday 8 October as part the Busker Fleadh. Organised by Dublin City Council, this free family event showcases the best of independent music and performance in an electrifying atmosphere.

The line up of performers covers a range of genres, ages and nationalities, from folk band Sonnets and Sisters to international acts. Aside from the musical talents, spectators can wander the cobbles of Smithfield and enjoy many street spectacles.

Duties: Event set up - erecting gazebo pop up tents, flags & bunting and signage, laying out crowd control barriers, etc. Event breakdown of above. Arts & crafts tent - 2 volunteers to assist Children's Activities Executive and General stewarding.

For more information on the event plese visit www.buskerfleadh.ie

All volunteer positions for this event are now filled.

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (Friday 27 - Sunday 29 October 2017)

Dublin Marathon 2014The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017 take place on the October Bank Holiday Weekend of Sunday 29 October 2017.  We are recruiting for a variety of to roles at this years event:

  • Event Volunteers to work in the Volunteer Hub supporting the registration of volunteers at the RDS, Ballsbridge on Friday 28 October and Saturday 29 October.  We are recruiting volunteers whose responsibility will be registering volunteers in the designated volunteer hubs for the event.

  • Event Volunteers to be based in the Volunteer Hub in the Mont Clare Hotel on Race Day, Sunday 29 October close in Start / Finish lines around Fitzwilliam and Merrion Square. We are recruiting volunteers whose responsibility will be registering volunteers in the designated volunteer hubs for the event.

  • Event Volunteers on Sunday 29 October to cheer and support the runners between Catleknock and Phoenix Park gate (Fingal). We' re looking for smiling volunteers to join our energetic and lively team. Let's give a boost to the runners and walkers!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us to help welcome the main volunteers and enthuse them to do a great job at the start and finish line.

Getting there
For events on Friday and Saturday you can take any of the Dublin Bus Services that go to Ballsbridge or the DART train.

For events on Sunday morning please be aware that as the event commences very early on Sunday morning those on early volunteer shifts will need to make arrangements to get to their choosen location on time as Dublin Bus Services will be running a Sunday timetable and there will be major interruptions to services.  There is no car parking available around the start / finish line and where possible we'd suggest using Train and Luas services to access the city. For those at the events in Castleknock / Phoenix park Gate area parking is available in the housing estates close by.  Please park resonsbily.