Meet our Team

Daiga Martins Borges

Daiga is Volunteer Programme Manager and started working with us in 2012. She first came to Ireland in 2004 when she was taking a year off from studies. Having worked and travelled extensively across the island, she returned to Latvia in 2006 where she completed BA (Honours) in Political Science from University of Latvia. Inspired by Irish culture, history and people, she carried out a comparative political-economic research on Ireland and Latvia as part of her undergraduate thesis.

Since her return to Ireland in 2009 she has completed various further education courses and volunteered with Carlow Citizens Information Services and Carlow District Credit Union. Daiga thoroughly enjoys her volunteering experience as she always had a great interest in social inclusion and interculturalism issues and most importantly because she has seen peoples’ lives being changed for the better. Daiga started her internship with Carow Volunteer Centre in 2011.

Event Volunteers Team Leaders

In addition to key team members above we have our own team of trained EV Team Leaders.

Photography

A very big thank you to Leah Carroll and Breffni Hall for their excellent photography which features on this site and through out our documents.

Who runs Event Volunteers?

Who runs Event Volunteers?

Who runs Event Volunteers?Event Volunteers is managed by Fingal Volunteer Centre.  We work in partnership with and have a closing working relationship with a number of Departments in Fingal County Council, namely; The Events & Emergency Management Unit, Community, Culture & Sports Division, Economic Development Unit and the Heritage Office.

As part of any event we work closely with Event Promoters, Event Managers and Event Organisers to ensure that the volunteers have a positive experience of an event and that the overall objectives of the event are met by sucessfully engaging volunteers.

The team at Event Volunteers, and indeed our volunteers themselves have a broad range of experience of managing other volunteer events in the past.

The benefits of engaging Event Volunteers are wide and varied

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 daiga@volunteerfingal.ie (01) 899 1921. For enquiries outside Fingal please contact Stuart Garland in Volunteer Ireland stuart@volunteer.ie (01) 636 9446

Welcome to Event Volunteers


Welcome

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 16 or over (18 in the case of some events) 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.

Benefits

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.

Training

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.

Department of Rural and Community Development
Staff and Volunteers working together is a key to the success of any Event Volunteersvpartnership

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.