“Would you like to be involved one of the largest events in Drogheda this year?” opens Karen Devine, Volunteer Co-ordinator with the Irish Maritime Festival. “We’re looking for volunteers for the Irish Maritime Festival on 16-17th June and we’d love to have you join the team.”
The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Virgin Media, is a huge riverside festival at Drogheda Port. Over 40,000 visitors attend the two-day event each year. It’s known as “The Daddy of Maritime Festivals” because it’s such a big event.
“Our volunteer team are the lifeblood of the Irish Maritime Festival, we couldn’t do it without them. They are the face of the Festival, greeting guests on arrival, helping parents and children to discover all the fun of the Festival and making sure people stay safe. Lots of our volunteers come back year after year because they enjoy it so much.”
“The Irish Maritime Festival is a great opportunity to get involved in volunteering” continues Gráinne Berrill, Louth Volunteer Centre manager. “Often people come to us saying that they would like to try volunteering but don’t know where to start. We always tell them that volunteering at events, such as the Irish Maritime Festival in June, is a great way to try it out.”
Volunteers give a minimum of 4 hours over the weekend, but many volunteer for more because they love being part of the team for the full weekend.
Grainne continues “If you think you’d like to be part of this fun-filled weekend of Tall Ships, Music, Food and family-friendly fun please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. You’ll be invited to a volunteer briefing to learn all about the event and to meet the team. We’re really looking forward to meeting lots of new volunteers for the Irish Maritime Festival 2018.”
Karen concludes “To volunteer contact: www.maritimefestival.ie/volunteer or call me on 041 9830142. Alternatively, pop in and have a chat with the team in Louth Volunteer Centre’s office on Bolton Street.”
The Irish Maritime Festival is proudly hosted by Louth County Council, in association with Virgin Media and supported by Flogas, Glanbia and Fáilte Ireland.