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Volunteer with Galway 2020

07.02.2019

A unique opportunity to be part of the most exciting year that Galway has ever seen is coming up.

Wave Makers, the Galway 2020 programme, will launch on Saturday 16 February, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the programme, and find out how to get involved.

Galway 2020 is inviting adults (over 18s) of all ages to take part in this once in a lifetime experience. You will become a part of the Wave Maker family, where community will be at the heart of everything you do. You will make new friends, create new connections and opportunities, while opening yourself up to new and exciting experiences. You will have the opportunity to be one of the people who make Galway 2020 happen, right there on the ground, and right through 2020. You will get to experience the programme from an insider’s perspective and create memories that will last a lifetime.

There will be many opportunities within the programme to do something you enjoy, whether that’s stewarding at large scale events, ushering, meeting and greeting, assisting with the box office, merchandising and lots more. Becoming a Wave Maker is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills.

There will be many opportunities within the programme to do something you enjoy, whether that’s stewarding at large scale events, ushering, meeting and greeting, assisting with the box office, merchandising and lots more. Becoming a Wave Maker is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills.

Come along to the Wave Makers launch at Tribeton, Merchant’s Road on Saturday 16 February, where you will have the opportunity to meet the Galway 2020 team and hear talks from those who’ve volunteered before. Meet the CEO, Patricia Philbin; Volunteer Manager, Elena Toniato; the Volunteer Manager from Aarhus 2017, and volunteers from Valletta and the Galway 2020 bid phase. There’ll also be live music by My Fellow Sponges from 5.00pm and finger food. An ISL interpreter will be available at the event, which is fully accessible.

Why I Volunteer: Eric Costello

Eric is an Analytical Laboratory Scientist at University College Hospital Galway and has been volunteering with Galway 2020 since the bid phase of the project.  


 

Why did you choose to volunteer for Galway 2020?

My primary purpose when deciding to volunteer for Galway 2020 was to meet new people and expand my social circle. I also wanted to contribute to Galway’s cultural experience.

 

What did you get personally from volunteering?

I got to meet some wonderfully positive and creative people.  I went to places and events that I wouldn’t otherwise have. I also gained a great sense of satisfaction from being part of the successful bid. But most of all, I had lots of fun.

 

What was it like to be a part of the project?

It was hugely gratifying to be part of the winning bid. And to have had the opportunity to contribute in a positive way to the town I grew up in was very satisfying.

 

What are your hopes for the coming two years as a volunteer with Galway 2020?

To meet new people and to gain new experiences.

 

Any advice for those thinking about becoming a volunteer with Galway 2020?

Just do it. Jump in; the water is lovely.

 

“I got to meet some wonderfully positive and creative people.”

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