Dublin 2018: Become a volunteer!

Nine areas people can choose to work in at next year’s Para swimming Euros

a group of people by a swimming pool Dublin 2018 is looking for 600 volunteers to help stage the European Championships © • Dublin 2018

More than 600 volunteers are being sought to work at the Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships which are being held at the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown next August from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th.

A broad range of volunteers will be needed to ensure that the Championships run smoothly and will be remembered as an event that we can all be proud of. There are nine volunteer areas that individuals can register to work within. Those volunteer teams are: Accreditation Team, Anti-Doping Team, Event Operations Team, Media Services Team, Medical Services Team, Athlete Services Team, Sport/Competition Team, Transport Services Team and Venue Operations Team.

The Para Swimming Allianz European Championships will welcome over 500 athletes, representing more than 40 nations, to Dublin to compete over 7 days of intense competition. There will be two sessions per day comprising more than 500 races with over 170 finals. Over 500 medals will be presented in more than 14 hours of medal presentation ceremonies.

Speaking at the launch of the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships Volunteer Call, Paralympics Ireland President John Fulham said ‘Next year we are hosting one of the biggest sporting events that Ireland will see and one of the biggest international events that we have ever held.

“This is a huge logistical undertaking and we will need supporters of Paralympic sport, swimming and sport in general to help us to make this a genuinely world class sporting occasion that we can be truly proud of.

“Ireland is a great sporting nation and we have a huge tradition of volunteerism so we are urging the public to get beside these championships and make an important contribution to Irish Paralympic sport.’

People with and without previous voluntary experience are asked to go to the Paralympics.ie website where they can follow the link to fill out the volunteer recruitment form and register their interest in helping out with this huge undertaking.