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Hope Fest 2020


Hope Fest 2020

UCD in the Community


At a Glance

  • Start Date:16/05/2020
  • End Date:16/05/2020
  • Closing date:30/04/2020
  • Post Updated:21/01/2020
  • Min Hours:1 hour minimum
  • Role Type:Once-off /Ad hoc work

Requirements:Friendly, willing to chat to people



For the last 60 years, the Dublin Lions Club have hosted an annual party for the homeless community in January, called Eric's Party. This event is a huge success each year, with 300 guests attending the party in 2019 in the GPO. The Dublin Lions Club identified the need to have a similar event during the summer, and so the idea for a Summer Party was born. It would provide members of the homeless community with a hot meal, entertainment, wellness services and a welcomed break from the norm. UCD were delighted to assist the Dublin Lion's Club with this event. The inaugural took place on Saturday 26th May 2018, from 12:00 - 15:00 and was attended by over 130 guests from the homeless community.

Hope Fest 2019

Following on from the success of this event, UCD and the Dublin Lions Club, in association with the Dublin Simon Community were delighted to organise this event again under the new name of Hope Fest, which took place on Saturday 18th May 2019 in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2. The event had a 'festival' feel, with food, various musicians and a wellness area, where our guests availed of numerous services, such as haircuts, a chiropodist and yoga!

We are delighted to be organising Hope Fest again in the Iveagh Gardens, on Saturday 16th May 2020 from 12pm - 3pm

Hope Fest could not happen without the kind volunteers that contribute to its success. We require volunteers to help with set up, the event itself and the clean up afterwards. The event runs from 12pm - 3pm, but if you can give any time at all before, during or after the event, that would be most appreciated.

Is training provided?: No

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

- Ensuring the Iveagh Gardens is prepped for our guests

- Mingling with guests

- Assisting vendors (i.e. helping distribute food, helping the people in the wellness area such as the yoga teacher, massage therapist etc. to make sure they have everything they need)

- Managing queues

- Clean up after the event (takes 1 hour max)

Skills required for this role:

- Friendly, approachable person

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Saturday 16th May 2020, 12pm - 3pm (1 hour minimum is required)

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
We will be holding a short volunteer briefing session in UCD during Week 12 (week of 20th April) for interested volunteers.


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

Name: Holly Dignam

Address: UCD in the Community , Belfild, Dublin 4


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