Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

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VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival this August.

The Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan, flew in from Texas to help recruit new personnel to join a great team of people who work tirelessly to make the Festival a success each year.

“Volunteers are certainly the life-blood of the Rose of Tralee International Festival and their involvement has grown exponentially as this vibrant annual celebration has gained momentum over the years,” said Event Controller of the Street Carnival, Bryan Carr.

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Rose of Tralee Haley O’Sullivan, with members of the Rose of Tralee Festival volunteer team who are looking for new members for the Festival in August.

“It will be an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working on a large international Arts and Culture Festival that has such a rich and celebrated history,” said Bryan.

The duties of the volunteers over the week of the Festival will include being part of teams for Dome, logistics, transport, events, street closures, parks, hospitality and of course air display events. All volunteers will be given health and safety training.

Volunteers will be provided with a team uniform, access to meals while on their breaks and a chance to win the ‘Volunteer of the Festival Award’.

A minimum of four 4-hour shifts and full-time volunteers who cover a minimum of eight 4-hour shifts will receive some extra goodies including free tickets to events.

Most of all, however, they are an integral part of something special and get a chance to be hands-on and up-close with events such as the rose parades, fireworks, Union J, Derek Ryan, Nathan Carter, Rose Dome events and much more.

“Volunteers must be 18 years of age or over and there are no special requirements, or previous experience required apart from a desire to help the Festival in its celebrations and a willingness to be an ambassador for Tralee for one week in August,” said Bryan Carr.

Kerry Volunteer Centre, who play a vital role in supporting Volunteers and organisations in Kerry, will also launch a national drive this week to recruit Volunteers for the Festival.

If you would like to be part of the event please contact the Festival office by phone 066 7121322 or download the online volunteering form at www.roseoftralee.ie or email streets@roseoftralee.ie

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