What do Event Volunteers do?

The benefits of engaging Event Volunteers are wide and variedWhat tasks can Event Volunteers do?

Event Volunteers was setup to respond to various events, as well as responding to calls for large groups of people to volunteer at community events such as concerts, environmental events, sporting events and community events.

Roles may include community clean-ups, tree-planting, stewarding, acting as event ambassadors, providing information to the general public, as well as promoting Event Volunteers at our Volunteer Hub.  Much of the volunteering will be outdoor and include some physical activity so volunteers will be expected to bear this in mind when volunteering to be part of Event Volunteers.  We will not undertake fund raising roles for an organisation.

How does it work?

Organisations apply for the services of Event Volunteers. If you are based in Fingal County please contact Fingal Volunteer Centre, if you are based outside Fingal contact Volunteer Ireland.

Once it has been established that the project has the necessary supports (including clear volunteering role describitions, insurance, co-ordinator), then Event Volunteers will be contacted to inform them of an upcoming event.

Once they indicate their availability and willingness to participate, potential Event Volunteers will then be engaged in orientation and training prior to the event.

Who do I get more information from?

Event Volunteers is a joint project of Fingal Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Ireland.

For enquires inside Fingal County please contact Daiga Martins Bourges in Fingal Volunteer Cenre [email protected] (01) 899 1921. For enquiries outside Fingal please contact Stuart Garland in Volunteer Ireland [email protected] (01) 636 9446

Welcome to Event Volunteers

Upcoming Events


Battle for the Bay Water (Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019)

Dollymount Beach, Dublin 3

The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival is very simple: Wind, Water…and Fun!!!

The best riders in the country and from around the globe will come and compete in one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world: Dollymount Beach. Everyone is welcome to join this amazing celebration of Irish Kitesurfing, SUPing and Dublin style beach fun.

Volunteer at Festivals and Events in 2020

Register with us now to volunteer at future events and festivals

Due to restrictions in place for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) We are not running events in 2020.  We hope that events will recommence on 17 March 2021 with St. Patrick's Day Parade. In the meantime, you can register to be the first to see our…


Lives can be transformed through a wide range of events taking place, so we make it our business to ensure that it is easy for people to volunteer to get involved with public events, and that our Event Volunteers get the most out of their participation.

If you like to get down with the action, Event Volunteers provide a mobile event and information service to those attending public events. As a source of information about the event, local facilities and transport links, Event Volunteers role is to make sure visitors to an event have all the information they need to enjoy their time.

Volunteering with Event Volunteers is an opportunity to put your skills to use in one of the most diverse communities in the country. You will have the chance to develop new skills, meet new people and be a part of some of the biggest events.

If you are aged 18 and are motivated to be part of some great events then you are eligible to apply to be an Event Volunteer. You can fill out an online application form and we will review your application.  If you are suitable we will then contact you with details of upcoming events.


In all cases food and refreshments will be provided at the venue for Event Volunteers. Additional recognition can be found for each event on our web site. Each event also has some other fanastic freebies for our Event Volunteers such as free tickets, T-shirts and other useful nice things that we know Event Volunteers like.

You can choose which events you volunteer at. We will update you regularly with details of upcoming events, however it is up to you which ones you choose to attend, depending on your availability.  We ask that you attend at least two events once you have attended one of our training days.  To find out more about what we do simply download our Event Volunteers brochure.

Volunteering with Friends

You can volunteer with friends as long as you and your friends have completed an online application form and been accepted as Event Volunteers.  We will, where possible try to place you in a group with friends.


All Event Volunteers are invited to attend an orientation training course, which will equip you with the necessary skills to become a great Event Volunteer.  A progression route is available to all successfull volunteers through to training to become Event Volunteers Team Leaders.

Check out some of our previous events

Marathon Kids Final Mile Event 2017

77. Marathon Kids Final Mile Event (Thursday 30 November)

Marathon Kids has its Final Mile Event in Morton Stadium, Santry…
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Main Street, Swords

11. Fingal One4All St. Patrick’s Day Festival (Monday 17 March 2014)

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s…
Dublin Marathon 2014

41. SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (Monday 26 October 2015)

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2015 road race stage are in…
Event Volunteers at Flavours of Fingal

17. Spring Break D15 Music Festival (Thursday 2 April 2015)

This event tales place at the Plaza at Council Offices, Grove…
Primary Schools Athletics Final Days 2014

16. Fingal Primary School Athletics League Finals Day, Morton Stadium, Santry (Tuesday 8 April 2014)

This was the Finals Day at Morton Stadium and the highlight of…
St Patrick's Festival Swords

45. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Swords (Thursday 17 March 2016)

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s…
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

81. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth (Saturday 17 – Monday 19 March 2018

We’re delighted to announce that a bigger and better Dublin…
Malahide's Marching Band Classic

56. Malahide’s Marching Band Classic (Thursday 1 September 2016)

Malahide's Marching Band Classic is a unique event at Malahide…
Busker Fleadh

76. Busker Fleadh, Smithfield (Sunday 8 October 2017)

A variety of busking acts from around the country will perform…
Event Volunteers play their part in the At Your Service Christmas Special on RTÉ One television

8. RTE’s At Your Service – CASA Breakhouse Makeover (November 2013)

Event Volunteers were approached to play an important role in…
Cricket in Malahide Castle

55. Ireland V. Sri Lanka International Cricket, Malahide (Thursday 16 & Saturday 18 June 2016)

Event volunteers are back at Fortress Malahide for the Ireland…
Great Dublin Bike Ride

31. Great Dublin Bike Ride (Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September 2015)

The first Great Dublin Bike Ride, organised by Cycling Ireland…
Ireland V England Cricket at Malahide

13. Ireland V. England Cricket Match, Malahide (Friday 8 May 2015)

Malahide will be again be hosting the RSA Challenge Ireland v.…
The Big Start 2014 / Giro d'Italia Ireland & Northern Ireland stages

23. Giro d’Italia Big Start 2014, Fingal Wide (Sunday 11 May 2014)

The Giro D’Italia is one of the largest classic road cycle…
Battle for the Bay 2017

63. Battle for the Bay, Dollymount (Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017)

The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports…
Fingal Festival of Football 2014

33. Fingal Festival of Football (Saturday 15 August 2015)

We're delighted to annouce that Fingal Festival of Football takes…
Battle of Kells Medieval Fayre

49. Battle of Kells Medieval Fayre (Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August 2016)

Step back in time with Event Volunteers to Kells' rich medieval…
Flavours of Fingal County Show 2017

67. Flavours of Fingal County Show, Newbridge House (Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June)

We’re delighted to announce that Flavours of Fingal County…
Flavours of Fingal 2016

50. Flavours of Fingal County Show, Newbridge House (Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 June 2016)

We’re delighted to announce that Flavours of Fingal County…
Fingal Festival of Fire 2018, Blanchardstown

Fingal Festival of Fire, Blanchardstown (Wednesday 31 October 2018)

We are delighted to be part of the events for Fingal Festival…
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Dublin Marathon 2014

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (Friday 26 – Sunday 28 October 2018)

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2018 takes place on the October…
24th December 2013/by stevegjacobs
Primary Schools Athletics Final Days 2014

34. Fingal Primary & Secondary Schools Athletics League Finals Day, Morton Stadium, Santry (Tuesday 12 April 2016)

This is the Finals Day at Morton Stadium and the highlight of…
School Summit 2018

91. School Summit, National Show Centre Swords (Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 September 2018)

School Summit will take place on the 10th and 11th of September…
Swords Summer Festival 2016

52. Swords Summer Festival (Saturday 23 July 2016)

Swords Summer Festival returns to the Main Street in Swords this…

What are Event Volunteers?

Staff and Volunteers working together is a key to the success of any Event VolunteersvpartnershipThe notion of Event Volunteers came around in early 2013. The Fingal Volunteer Centre team had worked on a number of Volunteer Management events projects and we were aware that some volunteers were not having the best expereience of volunteering at these events.

As a brokerage for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations Volunteer Centres are well positioned to know and understand what good volunteer management means.

The concept of Event Volunteers comes from two strands: South Dublin County Volunteer Corps (run by South Dublin Volunteer Centre) and City Guides run Volunteer Centre Westminster (London).  Both projects are very different in what they offer and we believe that Event Volunteers owes a lot to both projects in how we have developed the concept of Event Volunteers.  In addition along the way our team have gained much experience in running Volunteer Management for other organisations including Volunteer Ireland.

In order to register as an Event Volunteer you must be 16 years or older on the day you apply, in the case of some events you may need to be 18 to volunteer.  There is no upper age limit.