You can lift the heart of a city

How can you enjoy gigs for free, make new friends and help lift the heart of a city? The answer is – become a volunteer with Iúr Cinn Fleadh.

Volunteers have a key role to play in Newry’s music festival as we help the city emerge from the lockdown limbo of recent years. They have the chance to not only listen to a wide range of traditional music, but also experience the craic of our vibrant home.

Those applying can choose to be a Fleadh Ambassador, concert steward, Trad Cruise concierge, event marshall – or even a First Aider on a bike! There are many other roles, all of which are listed below:

  • Fleadh Ambassador;
  • Trad Cruise Concierge;
  • Town Hall Concert Volunteer;
  • Bar Tender;
  • Social Media Correspondent;
  • First Aid Volunteer (able to ride a bike!);
  • Outdoor Event Marshall;
  • Stagehand Volunteer.

‘Volunteering is a great opportunity to see and be part of the inner workings of a festival,’ said our Volunteers Co-ordinator Clara O’Callaghan. ‘Behind the scenes, there are usually lots of busy bees running around making the event run smoothly and safely.’

Clara’s main job is Volunteering Support Officer for Newry, Mourne & Down with VolunteerNow. So we’re honoured to have her helping at the Fleadh.

‘We’re a small team and expect everyone to work together to put on a good show,’ said Clara, ‘so it’s important you are enthusiastic and a good communicator and team player.’

There will be an orientation evening prior to the Fleadh. Volunteers will be well briefed in their roles. They will be provided with a Fleadh t-shirt, a free pass into a concert of choice – as well as having the opportunity to make a treasury of memories.

‘We’d love to have you on our wonderful wee team,’ Clara added. ‘So have a look at the roles available and get your application in ASAP. These roles fill up fast!’ Click on the links below for more information.

Facebook: VolunteerNow, Volunteer Now Newry, Mourne & Down

Twitter: @VolunteerNow1 / @VNEnterprise

Instagram: @volunteernowenterprises

Clive Price

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