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Croke Park Voluntary Steward 2020

Croke Park Stadium

About Croke Park Stadium

Our aim is to “strengthen the National Identity”, promoting and controlling the National games of Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders. The Club is the basic unit of the Association and the primary structure through which the GAA undertakes its mission, which states ‘The GAA is a community based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic games, culture and lifelong participation.’ Further information here ...

What's Involved

The role of Voluntary Steward on event days is to maintain a safe and secure environment in your given area and to be familiar with the stadium ground regulations, ensuring that any breach of these regulations is brought to a safe conclusion.

Crowd control – sideline duty and stand vomitories
Customer care – usher and assist patrons, disability awareness assistance, direct patrons to designated smoking areas and recycling banks
Emergency procedures – e.g. assisting with stadium evacuation
Media – assist with photographers and reporters pitch side
Match day miscellaneous – dressing rooms, players' tunnel duties, etc.

Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Facilities, Health & Safety Committee. Voluntary Stewards benefits are not paid in monetary terms. However, every event day they are provided with a meal voucher, tea/coffee/bottles of water and a free match day programme. There are also a number of Stewards functions including Stewards drinks receptions and the Annual Stewards Awards Night.

Application Process
1. Attend our open interviews in Croke Park on January 15th 2020 from 5pm - 8pm.
2. You will be asked to complete an application form at the interview.
3. If successful at interview stage you will be required to be Garda Vetted.
4. On completion and clearance of Garda Vetting you will be invited to attend an induction (these are held on match days and include a tour and a couple of hours stewarding).

Further information about the Croke Park Stewarding Team

What's required for this position

To be part of the match day action, the following criteria is required:

1. Aged from 18 years old
2. Available at weekends
3. Active and enthusiastic
4. Customer focused
5. An interest in GAA would be beneficial

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Personable Skills
  • Retail/ Customer Service

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 1 year

Hours required: 1hrs Fortnightly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Croke Park Stadium, Jones Road. Dublin 3

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Getting there

Getting to Croke Park

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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