Training for Volunteers

Training Event Volunteers in fire fighting techniquesAt Event Volunteers we pride ourselves on the training we provide to our volunteers and to the volunteer involving organisations we work with. There are a variety of trainings that we provide to our volunteers.

> Volunteer Hub Roadshow
The roadshow takes place as various large scale public events during the year and aims to engage new potential Event Volunteers.

> Volunteer Information Sessions
These sessions, usually run twice a year are the next step along our training ladder and offer potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about what we do, meet current Event Volunteers and sign up on the spot

> Volunteer Orientation Sessions
Depending on the scale of the event and the number of Event Volunteers required for the event this make take place 2 to 5 days before the event, usually in Fingal County Council Offices. For smaller events this orientation takes place on site at the event. It is a requirement that All Event Volunteers attend these sessions.

All Event Volunteers are given a full briefing on the morning of each event, and provided with an information pack to take away with them.

> Team Leader Training
Each January we identify potential Team Leaders to lead our events in the following year. This training is to either City & Guilds or FETAC Level 5. This training is run in partnership with a number of our partners including; Fingal County Council, Dublin Civil Defence, Health & Safety Essentials amongst others.

These trainings are usually run over two and volunteers invited to attend must attend both days and then undergo a practical assignment.

> Volunteer Management Training
For our Team Leaders and other interested volunteers we offer a short volunteer management course speciafically delaing with volunteer support and supervision and dealing with difficult and challenging situations.

All of these courses above are free to attend.

How do I become a team leader?
To become a team leader you must have completed a Garda Vetting check and must have attended at least 2 events. Team leaders must also have attended a training course for Event Volunteers as well as attend a Team Leader Training Session. Event Volunteers Team Leaders are constantly interacting with members of the public and team leaders may be responsible for other team members who are under 18 or vulnerable adults, therefore a Garda Vetting check is essential