You don’t necessarily have to be an artist to be involved in the arts. Hundreds of people volunteer their skills and experience to Spraoi productions, in particular at festival time. People of all ages and backgrounds bring energy and enthusiasm to Waterford Spraoi Festival and Parade. We need organisers as well as performers and prop-makers. We’d love you to have a great new experience and we will find you a role to suit your skills and schedule.

Are you interested in volunteering with Spraoi? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
Tel: 051-841808 or email Vicky Wall with your details for an application form.

Why do they do it? We asked…

Mairead Flynn:  Head Act Liasion “the best things about volunteering with Spraoi is the amazing atmosphere over the 3 days and I’ve gotten to work with and alongside some of the best international & national acts during my 10 years volunteering”





Chris Dowling: Act Liaison “being involved in Spraoi is an unforgettable experience andeach year it gets better! Growing up seeing the acts and loving the festival it just made sense to volunteer. It’s definitely one of the most rewarding experiences seeing the joy on people’s faces around Waterford and knowing that you are a part of it”




Edel O Keefe: Site coordinator: “I volunteer with Spraoi every year because it feels like coming home to a really big family. Everyone is so friendly and cheerful and it makes the weekend even better when you get involved”

Mark Laherty: Festival Volunteer: “Spraoi is an excellent festival and an important part of community life in Waterford. It’s great that there’s an entirely free festival on every summer. I’ve enjoyed it since I was a small child. I wanted to volunteer to help bring this festival to the area.”

William Ryan: Area Manager: “I love being involved in the festival, it’s 3 days where you get to be part of a great festival, make some wonderful friends and see the public enjoy the shows, that wuld not be possible without the large number of volunteers. I enjoy volunteering because it’s something unique, & you get front row access to all of the street theatre over the weekend. I get a sense of being involved, working with acts. The end of the festival is the best but also the hardest because you make a huge family over the 3 days, however knowing you get to work along side them the next year makes it all worthwhile”