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Fingal International Festival of Voices

About Fingal International Festival of Voices

We are a new festival in Balbriggan bringing singing, storytelling and folk music to the town. The festival is focused on celebrating diversity and will provide a platform for individuals and communities to showcase their culture in locations across Balbriggan and the surrounding areas. Over 50 Choirs from across Ireland and around the world will come to Balbriggan to sing in competitions and performances all around the town of Balbriggan. Workshops and classes on singing, folk-music and story-telling will be available to anyone attending the festival and will be led by our national and international guests. 

​ Across the weekend of the festival, there will also be events, activities and shows for all the family, including fun and food at the festival pavilion. Candlelit tales will breathe new life into Irish myths and legends at evening shows in St George's church, and our younger visitors can make archaeological discoveries at The Big Dig. 

What's Involved

Fingal International Festival of Voices is a new festival of choirs, folk music, storytelling and song happening in Balbriggan from the 12th to the 15th of March 2020 .

We have 56 choirs from across Ireland and around the world coming to Balbriggan to enjoy a weekend of concerts, competitions and workshops.

We are looking for general volunteers for Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of March to help with the running of the festival.
Helping out at the competition venues, being guides around the town for one of our 56 choirs, welcoming visitors at the train station or helping out at the festival Marquee, there will be plenty to keep our volunteers busy.

You can volunteer for one day, 2 days or for the entire weekend. The greatest number of volunteers will be required on Saturday 14th of March, and the fewest on Sunday as Choir competitions have finished.
Volunteers will be given high viz vests or a branded festival top to wear during the day and refreshments will be available for breaktimes.

What's required for this position

We are looking for friendly, helpful people. A few of the roles have more specific needs - but most are general volunteer roles.

Some roles will have walking between venues in Balbriggan with less than 1km distance between any of the venues. Some roles will have general admin tasks, to help register the groups.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • General Admin/ Office Support
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Hours required: 1hrs Once off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Volunteer base Roscarraig, 3 Church Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin

Other location details:
All venues in Balbriggan town, St George's Church, St Peter and Paul's Church, Bracken Court Hotel, Main Street Balbriggan

Also available in these counties
Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Louth, Meath

Screening details for this role:

  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Yes

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Experience as part of event management team of a big festival.
Good for the CV.
Great for music lovers to enjoy a weekend of wonderful music and song.

Getting there

Number 33 bus from lower Abbey Street, Commuter train Connolly - Dundalk line. or by car - but parking is limited.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Fingal
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