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

Swords 1916 Commemoration Event

32. Fingal 1916 Centenary Commemorative Day (Sunday 24 April 2016)

A State Ceremonial Event with the Raising of the Flag and the…
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Main Street, Swords

79. Fingal St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Swords (Saturday 17 March 2018)

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s…
Swords Fire Works as part of Octoberfest

39. Fingal Festival of Fire (Saturday 31 October 2015)

We are delighted to be part of the events for Swords OktoberFest…
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.…
Malahide's Uber Fest

1. Malahide’s UberFest, Bridgefield (24 & 26 May 2013)

The Event Office in Fingal County Council identified a site in…
Swords Summer Festival 2016

52. Swords Summer Festival (Saturday 23 July 2016)

Swords Summer Festival returns to the Main Street in Swords this…
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

36. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth (Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 March 2016)

We’re delighted to announce that a bigger and better Dublin…
Primary Schools Athletics League 2014

43. Fingal Primary & Secondary Schools Athletics League, Porterstown Park (Tuesday 8 March 2016)

The aim of this league is to increase the number of children…

42. Fingal Primary School Athletics League (22 & 24 September, 20 & 22 October 2015)

The races run at Porterstown Park Castleknock and Balheary Park…
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…
31st July 2015/by stevegjacobs

35. Fingal Primary School Athletics League, Balheary Park, Swords (Tuesday 3 February 2015)

The races run on at these two sites for the months of February…
Spring Break D15

18. Spring Break D15 Music Festival (Thursday 17 April 2014)

This event took place at the Plaza at Council Offices, Grove…
Brian Boru 1014 Parade

20. Swords Brian Boru Festival 1014 – 2014 Pyrotechnics Show (Friday 25 April 2014)

This event takes place Main Street, Swords and marks the 1000th…
Dublin Bay Prawn Festival

54. Dublin Bay Prawn Festival, Howth (Friday 17 – Sunday 19 March)

We’re delighted to announce that a bigger and better Dublin…
Blanchardstown Family Fun Day 2015

37. Blanchardstown Family Fun Day (Sunday 30 August 2015)

We're delighted to be part of the Blanchardstown Family Fun Day,…
Hell & Back 2014

14. Fingal Mini Legends 5km. Adventure Race, Donabate, (Saturday 15 March 2014)

Fingal Mini Legends 5k Adventure Race was a new Adventure Race…
Generation Poster 2017

60. Generation 17, Dublin’s Urban Music Festival Blanchardstown (Friday 21 April 2017)

Generation: Dublin's Unban Music Festival takes place at the…
St Patricks Parade Blanchardstown

80. Fingal St Patrick’s Day Parade, Blanchardstown (Saturday 17 March 2018)

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s…
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…
Swords Summer Festival 2017

70. Swords Summer Festival (Saturday 22 July 2017)

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

27. Fingal Primary School Athletics League, Balheary Park, Swords (Thursday 5 February 2015)

The races run on at these two sites for the months of February…
Dublin Marathon 2014

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (Friday 27 – Sunday 29 October 2017)

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017 take place on the Bank…
24th December 2013/by stevegjacobs
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,…
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…

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.