Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018 will be held in Dublin between the 14th and 17th of June 2018. It’s going to be an amazing sporting experience with 1,600 athletes from the island of Ireland competing in 13 sports, watched and cheered on by their families, friends and supporters.
We are looking for 2,500 volunteers to help prepare for and run the Games, creating a safe and professional sporting experience for participating athletes and their supporters.
If you would like to volunteer, this is what we need:
That you are a Resident of the Island of Ireland aged 16 and over
That you are available on the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2018
That you can make time to attend a 3 to 4 hour role specific training module in the lead up to the Games (you’ll be given options of dates)
That you are a friendly, enthusiastic team player with a positive attitude
High Level Role Categories
Games Organising Committee (GOC)
High-level planning and strategy team games-wide. The commitment required from October 2017 to end of Games June 2018 for holders of these roles. Requires an individual to have excellent communication skills, teamwork and negotiation skills and project management skills. A high level of responsibility will be delegated to these roles.
Venue Management Team (VMT)
Members of a Venue Management Team are assigned to a particular venue (Competition venue, Accommodation venue or non- competition venue) at Games-time, collectively ensuring the venue runs safely and effectively. Venue Management Team members are required to implement plans created by the Games Organising Committee at venue level. Pre-Games training, planning and liaising with other teams is required. As members of this team are required to support other volunteers, leadership and interpersonal skills are required.
Within the Venue Management Team is a Core Venue Team (CVT) required to take additional responsibility for planning, activities in the venue, problem solve and act as points of escalation at Games-time. CVT members are responsible for the overall management of a venue.
General Volunteers are assigned to a venue for the required 4 days of the Games. They are organised in teams supported by a member of the assigned Venue Management Team. General volunteer roles vary across all Functional Areas in a venue. Pre-Games training is required for all general volunteer roles (3 to 4 hours commitment). All are required to show commitment to the success of the 2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games and to be friendly, enthusiastic team players with a positive attitude.