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2018 Events

Lap the Lough: Sunday 26 Aug 2018

Lap The Lough is a not-for-profit cycle event that encourages as many cyclists to do one lap of Lough Neagh on Sunday 26th August. The event aims to create a high-profile fundraising vehicle so individuals can, if they wish, raise money for their charities and groups. It’s not exclusively for the elite or club cyclist but for anyone up for a challenge. 

Volunteer Ambassadors will assist with the running of the event by advising riders and spectators of relevant information. Volunteers will be located at the Hill of the O’Neill and across Dungannon town, at some of the event parking sites and at feed stations in Gawley’s Inn (Co. Armagh), Antrim Gardens (Clothworthy House) and Ballyronan marina (Co. Londonderry).

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Launch of Glider: 28 Aug - 15 Sept 2018

(Translink new bus-based rapid transit system for Belfast)

Glider is a new, innovative mode of travel for Belfast, set to further enhance the image of the city and inspire even more people to choose public transport.

Volunteers will be involved in providing support to the general public at halts within Belfast for the introduction of this new modern and high tech mode of travel, providing direct cross-city services between the east and the west of the City and linking into Titanic Quarter.

Tasks will include:

* Assist passengers to use the new ticketing machines at the halts

* Act as a first point of contact for the general public looking to use the new travel system (this may include international and domestic visitors looking to explore the city)

Event specific training will be provided by Translink during the month of August. Volunteer Ambassadors are encouraged to attend one of the sessions to help prepare for the role.

Event details:

Glider Launch

1 x Shadow Running Week: 28 August – 1 September 2018

Launch Weeks: 3–15 September 2018

Various halts across the City of Belfast

2 x Volunteer shifts Mon-Fri (7am-11am and 2.30pm-6.30pm)

1 x Volunteer shift Saturdays (10am-2pm)

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Belfast City Half Marathon: Sunday 23 Sept 2018

On Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 9am, around 4,000 participants are expected to set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park in a bid to complete the largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland, the 6th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

Volunteering at this event will include;

* Marshalling

* Stewarding at the Start and Finish Line;

* Organising the medals and hand out runners bags;

* Informing spectators about the race route;

* Operating the water and energy stations.

All volunteers will receive event training prior to Race Day and an official rain jacket.

Event specific training taking place during the month of September which it is essential for volunteers to attend.

Volunteer shifts vary (between min 1h to 8h) and can start from 6am and finish around 3pm.

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The Open 2019: 15-21 July 2019

Golf in Northern Ireland and the North Coast is set for a massive year ahead. In 2019, The Open will come to Northern Ireland for only the second time in its 154 history to pitch their tents at Portrush. 

Volunteer Now are recruiting motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who can bring an unrivalled visitor experience to next year’s tournament and make this event truly, unmissable. There are a range of interesting and fulfilling roles, so register here today!


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