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Volunteer at the Irish FA

Volunteers are the lifeblood of football worldwide. Take a second to think about the thousands of coaches who ensure football can be played on a daily and weekly basis. Without their input football not be able to function and therefore opportunities for everyone to enjoy the social and competitive aspects of football simply wouldn't exist.

At the Irish FA we feel it is essential to reward and develop volunteers so they can enhance their own personal development whilst improving football clubs  throughout Northern Ireland.

Volunteering plays a major factor in our latest strategy "Let them Play" and the targets we have set highlight the importance in Volunteering and how the Irish Football Association hope to achieve even greater development in the future.

 Join the Irish FA Volunteer Events Team

The IFA Volunteer Team was established in 2014 to provide mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities across the Irish FA. As an McDonald's Volunteer Team member you can join a central database of volunteers and be provided with regular volunteering opportunities as and when they are developed.

You will be invited to an official Irish FA volunteer induction where we will try to match you with available volunteer opportunities depending upon your experience, location and interests.

This role is primarily for assisting International games and other events delivered by the Irish FA.

 Grassroots Volunteers

The Irish FA are recruiting volunteers to help assist and develop grassroots football. The Grassroots Volunteer will operate within each council area and play a pivotal role in the new Irish FA Let Them Play Hubs across Northern Ireland.  Please complete the application form below in the downloads return to

The role is designed to :

  1. Provide support to the clubs with our Clubmark/ Goldmark and general club development queries
  2. Build a volunteer team within each area to help assist club community days and other events
  3. Deliver workshops around Club and Volunteer development including our new mental health programme “Ahead of the Game”


Irish FA Volunteer Team Registration

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