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General Volunteer

Special Olympics Ireland

About Special Olympics Ireland

The mission of Special Olympics Ireland is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a varity of olympic type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability.

What's Involved

Dublin will be hosting the Special Olympics Ireland Games from the 14th to the 17th June 2018 inclusive. 2,500 volunteers are required to make these Games a success.

General volunteer roles vary across a range of Functional Areas in Competition, Accommodation and Special Events Venues. Roles vary from stewarding, access control, signing in volunteers at venue, organising equipment and deliveries in venues, staging athletes for competition, providing information to spectators and families.

Volunteers are required to be available for the 4 days of the Games. Face to face role training will be provided in April / May. Details of all roles available can be viewed when registering interest on

Further Information & Application
For further information on volunteering in June 2018 and to express an interest in a role, please go to

Volunteer Information Events
Details of upcoming Volunteer recruitment events is available here

What's required for this position

All volunteers are required to show commitment to the success of the 2018 Games, be friendly, enthusiastic team players with a positive attitude.

  • Event management/ Fundraising
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Once Off

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Dublin: primarily Blanchardstown area, Dublin 15

Other location details:
Additional venues in Cherry Orchard, Clonee, St Margaret's, Santry

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • References
  • Application Form
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

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

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Opportunity to be part of one of the largest sports event in 2018; development of communication and interpersonal skills

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