“I volunteer because of the amazing people I meet every year who work hard and volunteer their time for Waterford. The atmosphere during the festival is incredible. I look forward to it every year.”

Maria McEvoy, Area Manager

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 for an Application Form.


Why do they do it? We asked…

“Its great craic, you experience the festival in full flight. There’s always a great buzz around and you’re in the middle of it all. You see much more and yet still get plenty of time to enjoy it.”
Eimear O’Donoghue, Act Liaison

“I absolutely love being involved in the Spraoi parades. The sense of wonder and delight from the audience never fails to give me a huge high.”
Rory Dowling, Parade Performer

“Volunteers of all ages come from near and far year after year to be involved in the unique experience that is Spraoi. Spraoi value volunteers – volunteers value Spraoi. It’s a two way partnership that is rewarding and successful for all.”
Lilly O’Reilly, Steward

“I love the friendly atmosphere in the studios. Also it’s great work experience, and a good excuse to get your clothes dirty!”
Sean O’Sullivan, Parade Construction

“To be part of something so amazing really instils you with a sense of pride. Who’d have thought crowd control could be so much fun?”
Danny O’Dwyer, Steward