Volunteer at SeaFest 2019


Volunteer for SeaFest 2019

Volunteers are being sought for SeaFest 2019, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration. The three day celebration will be making a splash in the Port of Cork in Cork City from 7 – 9 June.

Cork City Council and the Inter-Departmental Marine Coordination Group (MCG) will present SeaFest, with a line-up to include cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs Neven Maguire, Martin Shanahan and Rory O'Connell and talks from Met Éireann Head of Forecasting, Evelyn Cusack and wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan. 

How can I volunteer?

To volunteer for SeaFest 2019 email seafest@corkcity.ie for an application form. Applications close on Friday, 31 May 2019.

This popular nationwide event offers a packed programme of fun, free events suitable for all the family. SeaFest raises awareness of the value and opportunities provided by the sea, and will include tours of ocean-going vessels, inspiring talks and interactive educational activities.

Orla O’Regan, Volunteer Coordinator for SeaFest 2019, explained: “A wide range of organisations and agencies come together to take part in this festival. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit Cork city’s quays over the three days. Volunteers are vital members of the event team as they assist in ensuring SeaFest is an unforgettable experience for all.

We encourage those with an interest in all things maritime, or proud lovers of Cork, to apply to volunteer for SeaFest 2019. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in Ireland’s biggest maritime celebration and help raise awareness about the value of our seas.”

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

About SeaFest

For more information, follow SeaFest on FacebookTwitterand Instagram or visit www.seafest.ie. 

SeaFest is proudly supported by Cork City Council, BIM, Marine Institute, Port of Cork, Cork Harbour Festival, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Defence Forces, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bord Bia, Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, Pure Cork and by media partners Today FM and RedFM. SeaFest is part funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.