The Camogie Association are seeking volunteers to take on the role of Voluntary Safety Stewards. Full training will be provided.
To be part of the match day action, the following criteria is required:
- Aged from 18 years old
- Available at weekends
- Active and enthusiastic
- Customer focused
- An interest in Camogie and GAA would be beneficial
- Problem solver
The main role of a volunteer safety steward is to maintain a safe and secure environment in your given area and to be familiar with the stadium ground regulations, ensuring that any breach of these regulations is brought to a safe conclusion.
- Crowd control – side-line duty, stand vomitories, crowd management, reporting any actual or potential incidents to the relevant supervisor.
- Emergency procedures – e.g. assisting with stadium evacuation
- Customer care – usher and assist patrons, disability awareness assistance, direct patrons to designated smoking areas, catering units, stadium facilities and recycling banks
- Media – assist with photographers and reporters pitch side
- Match day miscellaneous – dressing rooms, players’ tunnel duties, etc.
Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Facilities, Health & Safety Committee. Voluntary Stewards are not paid in monetary terms.
Confirmation of Steward Accreditation
For the individual to be officially accredited as a steward and receive their NHSC stewarding card, the following steps must be completed:
- Complete and pass the NHSC/Europlan Stewards Training Course Online. There are 4 modules (each approximately 1 hour) that must be completed within 10 days. The online course materials are accessible on a 24-hour basis.
- Complete Garda Vetting process and submit GAA/Garda Vetting Acceptance Letter to County Secretary or designated person.
- Complete an onsite induction programme.
- Steward at a minimum of 2 matches under the supervision of a competent person such as the Chief Steward, Safety Officer or a Supervisory Steward.
- The Camogie Association require a minimum of 10 games to be stewarded at county, provincial and national level per season.
- If the volunteer would like to steward in Croke Park an additional site-specific induction is required and the steward would then be added to ‘Camogie Stewarding pool’ which will be asked to provide volunteer for matches and concerts (Additional criteria applies).
If you would like to be considered for the training of Camogie Safety Stewards, please complete the form below. Places are limited.
If you have any further questions please contact the learning and development co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org