Check out behind the scenes – St Patrick’s Day Parade in Swords & Blanchardstown by Digital Creatures

Check out this amazing Event Volunteers behind the scenes video created by Aisling & Christopher of Digital Creatures who dedicated their time to join Event Volunteers Team to capture all the action at St Patrick’s Day Parades in Swords and Blanchardstown on Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Check out our review of our 2014 Volunteer Programme

Check out this video of highlights from 2014, which should whet your appetite to become an Event Volunteer.  If you are one of our current crew why not take a trip down memory lane to remember some of the fantastic events we were involved with during 2015

You can apply now to be an Event Volunteer.


Event Volunteers to present at 23rd World Volunteer Conference in September 2014

Event Volunteers Giro d'Italia Big Start 2014 in FingalFingal Volunteer Centre and Event Volunteers are delighted to announce that we will be presenting on our Event Volunteers project this September at the International Association of Voluntary Effort (IAVE) 23rd World Volunteer Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Event Volunteers will be presenting alongside our colleagues from Korea and the Russia Federation, under the topic “Wisdom of the Crowd – Volunteers and Major Events” So no pressure there.

This is both a delight and an honour for Event Volunteers to be showcased alongside our much bigger presenters and to represent Ireland on the International stage. The conference takes place every two years and highlights excellence and good practice in Volunteer Management. This is the first time a project from the Republic of Ireland will be highlighted at the World Volunteer Conference .

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Programma volontari Grande Partenza del Giro d’Italia 2014

Giro d'Italia Big Start 2014Il Giro D’Italia è una delle più importanti gare della tradizione ciclistica. Prestigioso appuntamento della stagione, è una delle corse più impegnative al mondo. Quest’anno il Giro partirà da Belfast, nell’Irlanda del Nord, toccando poi Armagh, per proseguire lungo la scenografica costa orientale attraverso Balbriggan, Skerries e Malahide, prima di giungere al traguardo, davanti al Palazzo del Governo a Dublino.

Sarà un’occasione unica per veder sfrecciare le teste di serie del ciclismo internazionale attraverso l’Irlanda del Nord e la Repubblica d’Irlanda. In associazione con la Events Unit del Fingal County Council, siamo lieti di poter contare sull’impegno attivo di volontari per questo evento. Cerchiamo volontari entusiasti, affidabili e coscienziosi che fungano da Ambasciatori per la corsa nel momento in cui attraverserà la contea di Fingal. I nostri sforzi saranno concentrati in due punti: il castello di Ardgillan e Malahide. Tutti i volontari dovranno seguire una breve formazione. Verranno forniti badge identificativi e supporto. Le iscrizioni sono aperte ai maggiori di 16 anni.

Le mansioni previste includono:

• Servizio d’ordine
• Informazioni al pubblico
• Sicurezza del pubblico durante l’evento
• Indicazioni
• Funzione di Ambasciatore per l’evento.

I volontari saranno attivi solo a Fingal, perciò registratevi ora sul sito web Event Volunteers: 

Giro d’Italia Big Start Volunteer Programme 2014
The Giro D’Italia is one of the largest classic road cycle races. The race is one of the highlights of the cycling season and is one of the toughest cycle races in the world. The year the race has its big start in Belfast, Northern Ireland before making its way through Armagh before running down the scenic East Coast through Balbriggan, Skerries and Malahide before heading to the finish line outside Government Buildings, Dublin. This is a once in a lifetime experience to see top class cyclists make their way through Northern Ireland and Ireland.

In association with the Events Unit in Fingal County Council we are delighted to have Event Volunteers engaged in this event. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, safety conscious volunteers to be Ambassadors and for this event as it makes it way through County Fingal and our efforts will be focused in two main locations: Ardgillan Castle and Malahide. Training will be provided which all volunteers must attend. Support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over.

Roles for this event include:

• Crowd Marshalling
• Providing information to the general public
• Ensuring the safety of the general public at the event
• Directions and information giving
• Acting as Ambassadors for this great event.

Fingal is the best place to volunteer so register now at Event Volunteers web site:

Missed our Recent Volunteer Recruitment Roadshow, not to worry

Did you miss our recent Event Volunteers Recruitment Roadshow?  Well fear not, we’re are here to help – here’s the presentation from our three roadshows in Balbriggan, Swords and Dubllin City Centre.  You can see some of the videos from the presentation elsewhere on our web site.

We’re recruiting a volunteer Graphic Designer to help develop our brand

Event Volunteers are recruitingWe’re recruiting a volunteer Graphic Designer to help us build and develop the Event Volunteers brand over the coming months in the lead up to a number of large scale events this summer.  Have you got what it takes to build on our design and brand and help us appeal to a broad range of people?

Check out details of the role on I-VOL.  If you interested in applying please send a link to a portfolio of your work.  Please note this is developing a brand, based on the current style, it is not about creating a new brand or logo.

Event & Volunteer Management Internship (Blanchardstown)

Fingal Volunteer Centre aim to promote, support and encourage volunteering and good practice in volunteering.

What’s Involved
Our Organisation Fingal Volunteer Centre is an independent and free matching service to encourage more people to become involved in volunteering across the county. We aim to promote, support and encourage volunteering and good practice in volunteering. Our role is to provide information and advice to people interested in volunteering and to organisations looking for volunteers.

Fingal Volunteer Centre acts as link between such organisations and individuals. We will advertise vacancies, advise people on their options and help organisations support their volunteers by adopting principles of best practice.

Recently our staff have been involved in Volunteer Management of a number of large public events including: Dublin Tall Ships Festival 2012, NYE Dublin 2013, Malahide’s UberFest.

We are currently working with a number of key players in event management in Fingal to run volunteer programmes for their events. These flagship events will include Flavours of Fingal 2014 and the Giro d’Italia stages in Fingal The events will include major public events in Fingal in 2014.

We will be recruiting, selecting, training and managing volunteers for these programmes.

Overview of the Intern Role
The Event & Volunteer Management Intern will play a key role in each event, and will assist and support the office team. The aim of the internship is to provide valuable insight and experience in event and volunteer planning, co-ordination, and management.

For more information visit I-VOL for the full role describition

Event Volunteers Highlights 2013

Want to know how happy we are to be Event Volunteers?  Check out our highlights of 2013.  If you’d like to join us sign up for an event now.

If you’d like some Happy Event Volunteers be your Event Partners for a future event please contact Stuart Garland, (01) 820 9550 or email [email protected].


Check out the behind the scenes photographs of our makeover of the CASA Breakhouse

At Your Service - RTÉ Television Makeover Programme CASA BreakhouseWe were delighted to be asked to be part of the makeover of the CASA Breakhouse in Malahide which aired on RTÉ Television on  26 December 2013.  Now we’re delighted to let you see some of the behind the scenes photographs taken during the week which are in the images section of our web site.

Thanks as always to the excellent Leah Carroll ( for her hard work.

Event Volunteers launch 2014 Programme

Event Volunteers at Fingal Festival of FootballEvent Volunteers along with our event partners are delighted to present our outline programme of events for 2014.

Full details of training and orientation for events will be announced prior to each event.

For the Brian Boru 1014 Commemorations all volunteers will be required to undergo fire safety training. Volunteers for the Giro d’Italia Cycle Race will be based in either Balbriggan, Skerries or Malahide and transport will be provided from a central location on that day. Further details will be made available on For the latest on all our events follow us on Twitter @EventVolsIE.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Main Street, Swords
Morning Monday 17 March 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities
Afternoon Sunday 16 March 2014 *

Fingal Mini Legends 5K Adventure Race
Donabate / Portrane
Day time Late March / Early April

Springbreak Music Festival
Plaza at Council Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown
17.00 to 22.00 Thursday 17 April 2014

Brian Boru 1014 Commemorations Fire Torch & Parade
Main Street, Swords
20.30 Friday 25 April 2014

Giro d’Italia Cycle Race / Big Start 2014
(1) Balbriggan (2) Skerries & (3) Malahide
Daytime Sunday 11 May 2014

Flavours of Festival County Show
Newbridge House & Gardens, Donabate
09:00 to 18:00 Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 June 2014

Fingal Festival of Football
AUL Complex, Clonshaugh Event Volunteer / Score Keepers 09.00 to 16.00
Saturday 16 August *

Dublin Marathon 2014
Road race stages in Castleknock area of Fingal
Morning & Afternoon Monday 27 October

* Events marked with an asterisk are subject to change and are tentative dates