IMBOLC International Music Festival, returns from 27th January to 10th February 2019. This year will be our biggest festival yet as it runs alongside the world’s only famine-related art collection ‘Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger’ which will run from 18th January to 16th March 2019.

As one of Ireland’s premiere folk, trad and roots festivals, we greatly depend on our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help transform the city for the duration of the festival.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers from January to March 2019 from all walks of life and all age groups to help us ensure that our festival in 2019 is as successful as last year’s.

Do you have experience in Front-of-house, Box Office, Social Media, Light/Sound or any other relevant area and would like to join an enthusiastic and friendly festival team? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Our volunteers enjoy many benefits including free entry to festival events, the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. A volunteer briefing will take place week commencing 14th January 2019.

Volunteers receive official IMBOLC Festival t-shirts as well as free tickets to select shows. All volunteers must be aged 18 years or older.

Volunteer Roles Include:

Gallery Assistants: ‘Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger

To act as Front of House, welcoming customers to the exhibition

To assist customers with all queries

To be familiar with the contents of the exhibition and historical links to the famine

Merchandise Assistants

To help sell and promote exhibition and festival merchandise

To accurately handle all payments

To replenish stock and maintain an accurate stock count

Front of House Assistants

To check customer tickets at door

To assist customers with all queries

To assist Box Office staff where necessary

To sell artist merchandise

Evaluation Assistants

To record how many customers attend the exhibition and each festival event

To encourage customers to complete event evaluation forms

To collate all information into a presentable record

Social media team members

To be creative in using platforms such as Snap Chat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

To present posts to the Marketing Manager for approval

To ensure posts are bi-lingual (opt.)

Event Facility Assistant

To help with room set up for events

To assist the bar staff at events

To set up artist dressing rooms

Induction Evenings

Once you've submitted your application form, we'll let you know about upcoming volunteer inductions. Please save the dates, as these trainings will include crucial information for your volunteer role.

Agreement & Certificate

If you’re accepted onto the volunteers programme, we’ll ask you to sign a basic agreement. At the end of the programme, you’ll receive an IMBOLC International Music Festival Certificate, authenticating your participation in the volunteers programme.

Volunteer Expression of Interest Form


Volunteer Roles

Gallery Assistant: ‘Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger’
Merchandise Assistant
Front of House Assistant
Evaluation Assistant
Social Media Team Member
Event Facility Assistant

Please indicate your availability

10:00-14:00 14:00-18:00 18:00-23:00
Any Day

Forms must be submitted before by 31st December 2018. For all queries please email