Battle for the Bay, Dollymount (Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2017)

Battle for the Bay 2017The concept of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay Water Sports Festival is very simple: Fun, 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! Home to the Puremagic gang.

Everyone is welcomed, young and old, to join this amazing celebration of Irish Kitesurfing, SUPing and Dublin style beach fun. You can expect loads of surprises during the bumper packed weekend! You can also visit the Battle for the Bay Facebook page and you can view a video which highlights last year’s event. We require volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday Shifts.

Volunteer roles will include:

  • Welcoming and assisting with directions / parking (off the beach)
  • General Ambassador roles on the beach gives information
  • Practicing Leave No Trace and supporting the cleaning team in keeping the beach and island clean.
  • Alerting the security team for any concerns or issues our team may have

Getting There
Dublin Bus Route 130 from Middle Abbey Street. Alight at Bus Stop No. 759 at junction of Clontarf Rd, Mount Prospect Avenue.

Volunteer Ireland and Event Volunteers are proud to be an Event Partner to Battle for the Bay for this its 11th anniversary.

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

Swords 1916 Commemoration EventA State Ceremonial Event with the Raising of the Flag and the reading of the Proclamation will take place on Sunday 24th April 2016. This will be followed by a parade and additional events in Swords Town Park including re-enactments, music performances and an exhibition that tells the unique story that is “Fingal & the Fight for Irish Freedom.” The day will culminate with a firework display.

What’s Happening: Swords Castle & Town Park – Sunday 24th April 2016 4.45pm to 9.00pm
The Fingal 2016 Commemoration Event will commence with a Parade through Main Street, Swords at 4.45 p.m. The Parade will pause at the View Area for:
– State Ceremonial Element – Defence Forces
– Reading of the Proclamation
– Raising of the National Flag – Bugler Playing the Reveille
– Piper’s Lament
– A Wreath laying ceremony
– A Minutes silence

The Parade will then carry on into the Town Park. The event in the Park will include performances from Bands including: The Black Raven Pipe Band, St Maur’s Pipe Band, St Lawrence Pipe Band, St Patrick’s Pipe & Reed Band, The Communications Workers Union Band and Dublin 15 Brass Band, Enchiriadis Treis – Malahide Choir, Centenary Poetry Winning Entry – Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan Fireworks Display in Swords Town Park. Event will conclude at 9.00 pm.

A highlight of the event will be RothaÍocht na mBan, a cycle by a group of women in period costume, to commemorate the contribution of women in Fingal to the events of 1916. 

Volunteers will be involved in welcoming spectators and providing support to the Events Team. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event.

We are also looking for 10 volunteers to ride some old-style high nellie in traditional 1916 costumes, if you are interested in this role please check for more details when you apply to volunteer online.

Full orientation, support and recognition will was provided.  Roles are open to those aged 16 and over. 

39. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Blanchardstown (Thursday 17 March 2016)

Blanchardstown St. Patrick's Day ParadeSt. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host this parade which makes it way through the Main Street in Blanchardstown towards it finishing point at The Blanchardstown Centre. This is one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers. 

Roles for this event include:

  • Parade Set up
  • Registering participants
  • Providing information to the general public
  • Assistance at take down after the parade
  • Directions and information giving

Transport 
The following buses serve Blancharstown: 17A, 37, 39, 39A, 76A, 220, 236, 238, 239 and 270 Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route. 

 

 

 

46. St Patrick’s Day Parade, Swords (Thursday 17 March 2016)

St Patrick's Festival SwordsSt. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host the Fingal parade on Main Street, Swords each year and it’s one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers. 

Roles for this event include:

  • Parade Set up
  • Registering participants
  • Providing information to the general public
  • Assistance at take down after the parade
  • Directions and information giving

Transport 
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village. Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route. 

 

 

 

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

St Patricks Parade BlanchardstownSt. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Holiday and it’s a time when communities around the country come together for a series of parades in every corner of the country.

Fingal County Council host this parade which makes it way through the Main Street in Blanchardstown towards it finishing point at The Blanchardstown Centre. This is one of Ireland’s premier parades. The aim of event is to highlight community and local action across Fingal and to provide a way for families to come out and enjoy this great event.

We are looking for happy, enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event. Volunteer roles cover all aspects of the event. Full on site orientation, support and recognition will be provided. Roles open to those aged 16 and over. Volunteer Programme managed by Event Volunteers. 

Roles for this event include:

  • Parade Set up
  • Registering participants
  • Providing information to the general public
  • Assistance at take down after the parade
  • Directions and information giving

Transport 
The following buses serve Blancharstown: 17A, 37, 39, 39A, 76A, 220, 236, 238, 239 and 270 Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.  

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

Swords Fire Works as part of Octoberfest We are delighted to be part of the events for Swords OktoberFest 2015.  On the Saturday night there’ll be a fantastic fireworks session called Fingal Festival of Fire at Swords Castle, Main Street, Swords from 18:00 to 22:00 and we’ll need Event Volunteers present in a variety of roles to help the general public have a safe and enjoyable evening at the fireworks.

On site orientation and fire 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:
Event Set up
Assisting Civil Defence and Event Management company with the Safety and ushering of general public
Fingal Festival of FooProviding information to the general public
Ensuring the safety for all at the event
Directions and information giving 

Transport 
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village.Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route.  A Free Shuttle Bus will run from the City Centre and return afterwards.

 

54. Fingal Festival of Fire (Monday 31 October 2016)

Swords Fire Works as part of Octoberfest We are delighted to be part of the events for Fingal Festival of Fire 2016.  On the Monday night there’ll be a fantastic fireworks session called Fingal Festival of Fire at Swords Castle, Main Street, Swords from 17:00 to 20:00 and we’ll need Event Volunteers present in a variety of roles to help the general public have a safe and enjoyable evening at the fireworks. We’ll have volunteers in fancy dress and costume helping to scare the young people at this spooktaacular event.

On site orientation and 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:
– Event Set up
– Assisting Civil Defence and Event Management company with the Safety and ushering of general public
– Providing information to the general public
– Ensuring the safety for all at the event
Directions and information giving 

Transport 
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village. Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check dublinbus.ie for your local route. 

 

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

Blanchardstown Family Fun Day 2015We’re delighted to be part of the Blanchardstown Family Fun Day, there’ll be a whole range of free activities for the family on the day including bouncing castles and Formula Fun Go Carts.  If you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton or Carmen Jorda join our Event Volunteers Team.

Refreshments and orientation provided for all volunteers

41. Swords Family Festival (Saturday 18 July 2015)

swords-festival-posterA new summer street festival is coming to the Main Street in Swords this July with three days filled with theatre, music and sport to entertain locals and tourists alike. Most of Saturday will see a street party on Main Street with all the fun of the fair for the young and the young at heart and when evening rolls around, the street will be transformed into a concert venue with local acts providing the sounds.

Saturday will have children’s entertainment on a closed off Swords Main Street in the afternoon and there will be a concert on the Main Street on Saturday evening.

On Saturday 18th July Volunteers are needed to assist with the following – to help with stewarding, information provision, inflatables (supervising children at bouncy castles etc.) from approximately 12pm to 9pm.

53. Swords Summer Festival (Saturday 23 July 2016)

Swords Summer Festival 2016Swords Summer Festival returns to the Main Street in Swords this July, fun filled with theatre, music and sport to entertain locals and tourists alike. Most of Saturday will see a street party on Main Street with all the fun of the fair for the young and the young at heart and when evening rolls around, the street will be transformed into a concert venue with local acts providing the sounds.

Saturday will have children’s entertainment on a closed off Swords Main Street in the afternoon.

The venue on the Main Street is open to the public from 12pm to 4pm and it is free family fun, bouncy castles etc. We also have a “Marquee In The Park” where there will be magicians etc. so we will need volunteers there as well.

Transport
The 33 and 41 buses serve Swords Village. Buses will most likely terminate away from the Main Street, so check www.dublinbus.ie for your local route.