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Event Volunteer (Set up / Registration / Course Marshal)

Irish Kidney Association

About Irish Kidney Association

The prime role of the Irish Kidney Association is to provide support to patients, and their families, affected by end stage kidney disease and are either being treated by dialysis or have a working kidney transplant. The IKA helps patients and families live as normal a life as possible, given the presence of the kidney related illness.

As the only organisation representing the views of Irish kidney patients, the IKA continually lobbies on their behalf. This ongoing activity covers a wide variety of areas, including government departments, the HSE, hospitals, renal units and many other agencies. By joining with other organisations, the IKA helps in furthering the aims of all patients with chronic illness and improving their quality of life.

What's Involved

We are looking for people, on saturday 19th may, who can assist in setting up small marquees, car park control, marking of the course, event registration and course marshaling.

The event was held in the same venue for the last two years so we will be working to a tested plan. There will be Irish Kidney Association staff and volunteers on hand to give leadership in each area.
There will be First Aid cover on site also.

What's required for this position

  • Marquees - practical people with good team working skills.
  • Car park - logical approach and good dealing with the public.
  • Marking the route - practical with experience of similar events being a plus in terms of understanding the positioning of signage.
  • Event registration - good organisational and team working skills.
  • Course marshaling - Helpful, supportive and alert for health and safety issues.

    • Hospitality/ Befriending
    • Personable Skills
    • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

    Level of English required for this role:
    Intermediate English

    Times and commitment required for this role

    MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Evening

    Minimum time commitment: Once Off

    Hours required: 4hrs Once off

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Corkagh Park,
    Clondalkin,
    Dublin 22.
    Using St. John's Grove entrance.
    For Directions: http://goo.gl/Ce5U3Q

    Other location details:
    Fun Run takes place within the confines of Corkagh Park on a 2.5km circuit. Course Map: http://goo.gl/jrMjqu

    Screening details for this role:

    • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Support/ advice/ recognition
    • Supervision
    • Insurance cover

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
    Yes

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    A fun event and an opportunity to learn more about the importance of organ donation and transplantation through meeting transplant recipients and people awaiting transplants. There will also be soup and a sandwich and an event t-shirt for all volunteers.

    Getting there

    The number 13 Dublin Bus from O'Connell Street (near Cathal Brugha Street) drops off on Fonthill Road at the Cherrywood Avenue Stop which is 5 minutes from the entrance to the Park off St. John's Grove. Directions: http://goo.gl/729kw8

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: South Dublin County
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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