Special Olympics volunteers wanted
by Diarmaid Mac A Bhaird
A call for 2,500 volunteers to work at this summer’s Special Olympics Ireland games has been launched. The games, which will feature over 1,600 athletes, are taking place in Dublin from the 14th-16th June.
Last month’s high-profile launch of the volunteer drive featured Dublin forward Dean Rock, as well as some of the athletes who will be competing at the games. The call for volunteers is being championed by Maria Ryan, a former PSEU president.
Maria has called on Fórsa members to get involved in the games and to sign up to volunteer.
The three day event will be staged in venues around the capital including the Sport Ireland national sports campus in Blanchardstown. Volunteers for the event will be based in either DCU or UCD for the duration of the three days, and these institutions are among the numerous organisations getting behind the games.
You can volunteer HERE.