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

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.

School Summit 2019

Event Volunteers at School Summit 2019

School Summit will take place on the 16th and 17th of September 2019 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,…
TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Final

Event Volunteers at the TG4 All-Ireland Finals Day, Croke Park (Sunday 15 September 2019)

The TG4 All-Ireland Finals Day is the highlight of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) calendar. Event Volunteers will be on hand on Sunday 15 September to distribute flags before the three matches to be played in Croke Park Stadium We’ll…


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.


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 previous events

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

The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports…
2nd March 2019/by Stuart Garland
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…

Tall Ships Regatta Dublin 2018 (Friday 1 – Monday 4 June 2018)

Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that an international…
1st June 2018/by Stuart Garland
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…
Coca-Cola European Sand Yachting Championship 2017

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

Are you looking to do something different?
Would to like to…
School Summit 2017

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

School Summit will take place on the 11th and 12th of September…
Malahide Castle

64 & 65 Arcade Fire & The 1975, Malahide Castle Concerts (Wednesday 14 & Saturday 17 June 2017)

After an absence of six years when Prince last performed in Malahide,…
12th Lock Harvest Festival

72. 12th Lock Harvest Festival, Castleknock (Sunday 10 September 2017)

The 12th Lock Harvest Festival is a new event taking place at…
Busker Fleadh

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

A variety of busking acts from around the country will perform…
Dublin Funfest

71. Dublin Fun Fest, Smithfield (Sunday 27 August 2017)

Dublin Fun Fest is coming to Smithfield Plaza, a family friendly…
Pets in the Park

68. Pets in the Park, Blanchardstown (Sunday 2 July 2017)

Come and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes…
Dublin Kitefest

66. Dublin Kite Fest, Dollymount Beach (Sunday 18 June 2017)

Dublin Kite Festival attracts attendees from around the country,…

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.