Medtronic, Official Partner for the Galway 2020 Wave Makers Volunteer Programme.



Wave Makers represent a positive disruptive energy and bring about change.


By becoming a volunteer with Galway 2020, you will be a part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture family and play a part in delivering a fantastic opportunity for Galway.

Why volunteer with Galway 2020?


Meet people

Unique opportunities to make new friends, create new connections, and learn about other cultures.


Learn new skills

Discover new abilities, learn something new, improve your communication skills.


Get involved with your community

Make a difference to improve the wellbeing of our communities in Galway City and County.


Be part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture family

By being a Wave Maker, you will have access to different aspects of the programme and will actively participate in creative projects.


Live a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Experience the excitement of a year-long series of events as part of a European Capital of Culture.


Lots of fun

Enjoy, laugh, meet, greet, discover and share unforgettable experiences.

With an exciting range of events taking place throughout 2020, there will be many roles in which volunteers can engage with, such as:


– Stewarding at large-scale events

– Ushering

– Invigilating

– Meet and greet

– Front of house

– Merchandising

– Translating

– Digital volunteer roles

Our Wave Makers volunteer programme is currently fully subscribed and we are not processing any new applications at this time.


We may reopen our recruitment at a later stage during the year so please keep an eye on our social media.

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