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Join us as an Event Volunteer at the Tall Ships Regatta

Europa Tall Ship

Join our crew of Event Volunteers as we welcome the Tall Ships Regatta to Dublin City, Friday 1 to Monday 4 June 2018. Seas The Day and Cruise over to our opportunities page once you log in to register to volunteer with us and help welcome the international vessels to Dublin City.

A Dublin welcome for the international crews The ships will arrive in Dublin from Liverpool on Friday 1st June, departing on Monday the 4th June for Bordeaux.

We will welcome the crews, and help them to experience the cultural events that the city has to offer.

The Tall Ships Regatta 2018 is a smaller event than previous Tall Ships Race events that have previously visited Ireland. We are now recruiting Event Volunteers We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, safety conscious Event Volunteers to be ambassadors for the Tall Ships Regatta when it comes to Dublin from Friday 1 June to Monday 4 June 2018.

Volunteers will play a vital role in supporting the event. Volunteers are crucial to the operations of the event, welcoming the ships crews and trainees and the atmosphere for everyone on the day. Volunteers will be provided with refreshments during their shift, a certificate of participation and will be supported by a team of Volunteer Managers.

The Tall Ships Regatta Volunteer Programme is brought you by Volunteer Ireland. The Tall Ships Regatta 2018 is an International event organised by Sail Training International. The event in Dublin is hosted by Dublin City Council in partnership with Dublin Port Company and is supported by Waterways Ireland, North East Inner City Taoiseach’s Taskforce and Sail Training Ireland.

One busy week ... one amazing team

Event VolunteersThis September will feature Event Volunteers busiest nine days featuring 4 different event volunteering programmes.

We commence with Dublin Fun Fest in Smithfield in conjunction with Limelight Communications and Dublin City Council Events Unit.

On Monday and Tuesday our Team will be at the School Summit in Swords. For five days we will be with IPKSA we will be at the Coca-Cola European Sand Yachting Championships in Laytown and Bettystown, supported by BIM.

We then spend the weekend with the Fingal County Council Events Unit for Fingal Fleadh and Fair in Swords Castle.

These logistics and volunteer management programmes would be possible with a dedicated staff team from Fingal Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Ireland and an amazing group of volunteers.

So thanks to Daiga, Chiara and Niamh  as well all the our amazing volunteer team leaders and volunteers who will be working with us during September, I'm so proud of you all. Behind our team we are very lucky to have some great support and one man has been with us since the start Paul Barnes and all the team in the Events Unit in Fingal County Council have been an amazing support to us

Event Volunteers goes from strength to strength

Best in Fest 2017Four years ago we set up Event Volunteers. Today the programme, a joint initiative of Volunteer Ireland and Fingal Volunteer Centre has just completed our sixtieth event with 600+ volunteers registered aged 16 to 82 from 64 different nationalities.

We've worked with and learnt from some of the best Event Professionals and Event Partners in Ireland and the UK. We've advised and supported other volunteer programmes to develop from concept to realisation. We've presented our concept at two IAVE World Volunteering Conferences in Australia in Mexico. We're the first volunteer programme in Ireland to achieve Green Standard in the Volunteer Impact Assessment and we are currently working on the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard and the Fingal Managing Volunteers Award. We don't just reach standards, we set them.

If you'd like to find out more about what we do and how Volunteer Ireland can support your festival or event why not come along and meet us on Thursday 27 April at Best in Fest in Aviva Stadium.

We'd like to say a big thank you to Paul Barnes and the team in the Events Unit in Fingal County Council and Mark Breen and all the team in Cuckoo Events / Safe Events who have supported us and help us grow from the very start.

Event Volunteers achieves Green Light Standard

Event Volunteers Volunteer Impact AssessmentVolunteer Ireland and Fingal Volunteer Centre are delighted to announce that Event Volunteers has become the first volunteer programme in Ireland to achieve the Green Light standard (very high satisfaction levels) from its volunteers and stakeholders through the Volunteer Impact Assessment Toolkit.

The Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit (VIAT) is a framework for volunteer-involving organisations to assess the impact of their volunteer programme on key stakeholders such as: volunteers, the host organisation, service users, community partners and the wider community. It does this by examining how each of the stakeholders benefit from the programme with respect to five identified categories namely: physical capital; human capital; economic capital; social capital and cultural capital.

Commenting on the achievement, Stuart Garland of Volunteer Ireland said "We are really excited to have achieved the green light standard and are extremely proud of all of our hard working Event Volunteers who have given freely of their time for these events since we began. To achieve this standard in just our fourth year is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved- well done to all our Event Volunteers, past and present.” “To be recognised for providing a quality volunteer programme for these events makes us extremely proud of our volunteers. It endorses our ongoing commitment in achieving best practice in volunteer management”.

Event Volunteers encourages anyone aged 16 or over to volunteer in a wide range of public events. Our staff are all experienced Volunteer Managers and together with our volunteers, we have been involved in large scale volunteer involving events and festivals in both Ireland and the UK. What makes Event Volunteers different is the quality of our volunteer management and training systems. Volunteers are trained and orientated before each event and all events have volunteer managers on site to ensure that the volunteers receive the best support and training possible.