Want to volunteer for GIAF’s biggest Festival yet? Come chat to us!

9 January 2020

The GIAF Volunteer Department will be at recruitment fairs this January and February.

GIAF volunteers are the vital oil that makes our annual Festival machine run. And with the city of Galway designated European Capital of Culture in 2020, this year’s Festival will be the biggest and best one yet!

If you’ve thought about becoming a GIAF volunteer and want to know more, you’ll have two upcoming opportunities to meet with Volunteer Manager Carly Zimmerman, ask loads of questions and learn all about the perks and processes of volunteering.

GIAF Education Partner NUI Galway hosts their annual Volunteering Fair on Thursday 16 January from 12pm-3pm in the James Hardiman Library foyer on campus. If you can’t make it – no worries! Carly will also be available for a chat at the Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Sunday 2 February from 2pm-5pm in the Galway Bay Hotel.

GIAF volunteers cover almost every area of the Festival, including theatre, visual art, music, street spectacle, First Thought Talks and more. Volunteers can also be Festival Ambassadors, placed in the busy streets of Galway to share their expertise and give information to out-of-town visitors. Internships will be available in the GIAF Visual Arts Internship Programme as well as SELECTED. More information about volunteering is available here.

In 2019, the Festival was supported by 1,000 volunteers from 55 countries. GIAF is proud to provide opportunities for volunteers of all backgrounds and abilities and for those with all kinds of schedules and interests. The Festival encourages anyone over 18 years of age to enquire as to how they can get involved.

Can’t wait for the recruitment fairs? Anyone interested in volunteering can email volunteers@giaf.ie at any time.

We look forward to meeting you!