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Galway International Arts Festival Volunteer


Galway International Arts Festival Volunteer

Galway International Arts Festival


At a Glance

  • Start Date:15/07/2024
  • End Date:28/07/2024
  • Closing date:30/06/2024
  • Post Updated:15/03/2024
  • Min Hours:3
  • Role Type:Events/Stewarding

Requirements:We are looking for enthusiastic, committed, reliable and friendly individuals. The minimum age to volunteer is 18.


Volunteer roles include:

-Big Top steward

-Visual Art Invigilator

-Theatre Usher

-Music Assistant

-Comedy Assistant

-Street Spectacle Assistant

-First Thought Talk Assistant

-Behind the Scenes 

-Festival Ambassador

-Green Ambassador



-Festival t-shirt, drawstring bag

-Free tickets to select show/s

-Discounts at selected businesses with GIAF wristband

-Completion Certificates upon request

-Invitation to the GIAF Wrap Party

-New network of friends


Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Some of the tasks include:

  • Invigilating visual art exhibitions, stewarding street spectacle events, welcoming audiences, ushering at theatre and dance performances and assisting at the First Thought Talks.
  • Ambassadors are those who provide information on the programme to the public around town, and green ambassadors are responsible for encouraging audiences to dispose of their waste appropriately.

More information on each role will be provided at the volunteers' induction sessions. 

Skills required for this role:

No major skill required.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Volunteers can decide the number of hours they wish to volunteer for and they can create their own schedule though a volunteer portal.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Once you sign up here, you will be contacted by the GIAF Volunteer Department and you will be invited to complete the GIAF volunteer application form which opens in early May.


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Elena Toniato

Address: Galway International Arts Festival, Black Box, Dyke Road Theatre, Galway


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