Marine Institute

Volunteer for SeaFest 2018

Volunteers from SeaFest 2017. Image Cr Andrew Downes, XPOSUREVolunteers are wanted for Ireland's largest and most spectacular maritime festival, SeaFest 2018, taking place in Galway Harbour from 29th June to 1st July.

The Marine Institute is coordinating SeaFest on behalf of the Government Marine Coordination Group and is calling for volunteers to apply now.

Johnny Donnelly Managing Director of Arcana, the event managers for SeaFest 2018, said, "A wide range of organisations and agencies come together to take part in this festival, including businesses across Galway. Our festival volunteers also play an incredibly important role in making SeaFest one to remember, and also help us to showcase Galway at its best."

"We encourage those with an interest in the marine or those proud of Galway city, to apply to volunteer for SeaFest 2018. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in one of Ireland's biggest maritime festivals and help raise awareness about the value of our seas."

SeaFest 2018 offers a packed programme of family-friendly events on and around the water which aim to engage the young and the young at heart in the magic and mystery of the ocean. Enjoy thrilling performances from World-Champion Flyboarders, boat trips along Galway Bay, as well as the chance to try kayaking and sailing in Galway Harbour.

There will be inspiring talks from award-winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, as well as seafood cookery demonstrations, tours of ocean-going vessels, an equipment display from the Defence Forces and interactive activities for the kids.

To become a volunteer for SeaFest 2018 visit https://seafest.ie/volunteer and complete the online application form. Applications will close on Friday 8th June 2018.

All volunteers must be aged 18 years or older. Volunteers have the option to volunteer for one, two or the three days of the festival. Volunteers may also be selected for Garda Vetting.

For more information on the festival, follow SeaFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.