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Volunteers are the backbone of any successful event, and this has been proven time and again over the years by our dedicated team. As we gear up for Your Roots Are Showing - Ireland's Folk Conference, we invite both experienced and new volunteers to join us in creating an unforgettable experience!

Volunteers are expected to work three 4-hour shifts throughout the conference week to qualify for volunteer benefits (detailed below). You can select your preferred shifts when you fill out your application. We value our volunteers highly and leverage their skills across various roles during the event week.

To apply, CLICK HERE

Volunteer Registration

Registration for volunteers is conducted online. Through the application, you can indicate your preferred areas of involvement, availability, and any special skills you may contribute. We have categorised volunteer opportunities into 7 key areas:

- Exhibit Hall
- Registration
- Volunteer Coordination
- Hospitality
- Conference Activities
- Music Sessions
- Music Trail

Note: Professionals seeking to conduct business or network at the conference are advised to register as attendees rather than volunteers to avoid scheduling conflicts with critical networking opportunities and sessions.

Volunteer Benefits 

Volunteering at our folk conference is not only rewarding but also comes with several perks, allowing you to engage closely with the music and cultural scene:

- Complimentary access to conference seminars and showcases 
- Free volunteer t-shirt
- Access to the volunteer hospitality area


General Volunteer Responsibilities  

While specific tasks may vary by team, the following general responsibilities apply to all volunteers:

- Offer a warm welcome and assistance to attendees – you're often their first point of contact.
- Arrive 20 minutes before your assigned shift.
- Check in at the designated volunteer area before each shift.
- Commit to completing your full shift and plan personal activities outside of your volunteer hours.
- Notify the coordinators of any changes in your schedule promptly.
- Understand your role thoroughly and participate in any required training.
- Ensure a smooth transition between shifts by training your replacements effectively.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

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