Volunteer Application & Garda Vetting Process

We are no longer taking volunteer applications. We are now in Operational Phase of the project. Volunteers and staff are already working on the various sites of the World Meeting of Families.

  • If you have completed your Volunteer application and have received your Garda clearance, we will be emailing your schedule for work, how to get there and details for picking up your uniform in the next few days. 
  • If you have been asked to attend training please come along for any of the dates offered in your email.
  • For information about transport to Phoenix Park please see our page here
  • For information about transport to Knock please see here
  • For urgent queries please contact WMOF2018 on 01 567 6800 and select the volunteer department. 

Volunteer Application Process

Before applying to volunteer please read carefully:

Volunteer Application Process Steps

Step 1 – Complete WMOF2018 Volunteer Online Application
Step 2 – Start the Garda Vetting process. Details of where to begin this process can be found below.
Step 3 – Complete Garda Vetting Email and await Garda Vetting Response
Step 4 – WMOF2018 will check your referees x2 (Supplied during online application phase)
Step 5 – WMOF2018 will email you regarding your ‘Volunteer status’

What happens next?

Step 6 – Induction Training
Step 7 – Job Specific Training
Step 8 – Venue Specific Training
Step 9 – Final Instructions/Uniform/IDs etc.
Step 10 – Commencement of work at WMOF2018 site

The Garda Vetting Process

All volunteers will need to be Garda Vetted as part of their application process, in accordance with WMOF2018 Child protection and Safeguarding polices.

After you have completed your online volunteer application form, instructions regarding the Garda Vetting procedure will be sent to you. This will explain the next steps. The vetting process can be started at our WMOF2018 offices in Dublin (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). You can also go to your local diocesan safeguarding office or to your parish priest.  If you would like to do your garda vetting with the local diocesan safeguarding officer or parish priest, please print the form(s) below and bring it in to them.

If you plan to come to our offices in Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Dublin, please see map below for location and access details.
Note that entrance to our volunteer department, which is in a separate building to the main WMOF2018 office, is via either Drumcondra Road or Clonliffe Road. If entering via Clonliffe Road, please follow the road around to the rear of the main building, passing the playing pitches to your right hand side, to access the Volunteer department.

After you have returned your form you will receive an email from the Garda Vetting office with instructions on how to complete the vetting process. All Garda vetting is now done online. An applying volunteer will be able to trace the progress of their own application.
For further information please see https://vetting.garda.ie/Help/FAQ

What documents will the Garda Vetting require?

  • photographic identification (i.e. A valid Passport or Drivers License)
  • a recent utility bill or document that proves your address.
  • a list of all the addresses where you have lived in since birth.


Application ProcessCredit Photo: Des McMahon

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WMOF2018 Office

Holy Cross Diocesan Centre,

Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

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