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

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…
Swords Parade 2017

59. St Patrick’s Day Parade Swords (Friday 17 March)

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s…
Pets in the Park

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

Come and discover top dogs, curious cats and slithering snakes…
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…
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Main Street, Swords

25. Fingal St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Swords (Tuesday 17 March 2015)

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

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…
Primary Schools Athletics League 2014

10. Fingal Primary Schools Athletics League, Porterstown Park (Tuesday 4 March 2014)

The aim of this league is to increase the number of children…
Flavours of Fingal County Show 2014

24. Flavours of Fingal County Show (Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 June 2014)

We’re delighted to announce that Flavours of Fingal County…
Fingal Festival of Football 2014

30. Fingal Festival of Football (Saturday 16 August 2014)

We're delighted to annouce that Fingal Festival of Football takes…
Bling Golf Open 2014

26. Irish Blind Open Golf (Wednesday 2 July 2014)

Many of the leading blind golfers in the world will take part…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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 Football 2014

46. Fingal Festival of Football (Saturday 20 August 2016)

We're delighted to annouce that Fingal Festival of Football…
Fingal Festival of Football

3. Fingal Festival of Football, Clonshaugh (17 August 2013)

The Fingal Festival of Football takes place on Saturday 17 August…
Primary Schools Athletics Final Days 2014

15. Fingal Primary School Athletics League Finals Day, Morton Stadium, Santry (Tuesday 28 April 2015)

The Finals Day for this year's Fingal Primary Schools Athletics…
Busker Fleadh

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

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

44. Fingal Primary & Secondary Schools Athletics League, Balheary Park, Swords (Thursday 10 March 2016)

The races are run on at these two sites for the months of February…
Battle for the Bay 2016 Volunteer Programme

48. Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival, Dollymount, (Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May 2016)

The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports…
Cricket in Malahide Castle

86. Ireland v India T20 Cricket 1, Malahide (Wednesday 27 June 2018)

Event Volunteers are back at Fortress Malahide for 2018 Cricket…
Dublin Marathon 2014

19. SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon (Monday 27 October 2014)

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2014 road race stages were…

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.