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Hope Fest 2024

Hope Fest 2024

Volunteer your time for those experiencing homelessness.

We are delighted that Hope Fest is returning this year, on Saturday 11 May, 2024 from 12pm - 3pm in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2. We will be looking for volunteers to help out on the day. Please register (opens in a new window)your interest to volunteer.

Hope Fest is an annual wellness and music event for those experiencing homelessness in Dublin, run by students and staff of UCD, in collaboration with the Dublin Lions Club. This event grew out of many conversations around how the university could support the homeless community in a real and meaningful way, while providing an opportunity for staff and student volunteers to engage with the wider community in a mutually beneficial way. Through consultation with the Dublin Lions Club and various homelessness organisations, it was identified that while there are many events around Christmas for those experiencing homelessness, there were no events taking place during the summer period, and isolation and loneliness for those experiencing homeless is a yearlong issue.

Hope Fest 2024 will be sure to have the a 'festival' feel, with plenty of food, various musicians and a wellness area, where guests can avail of numerous services, such as haircuts, a chiropodist and yoga.

Music will be provided by the UCD Community Choir and Dr Luke O'Neill band The Metabollix! 

Students and staff volunteering at Hope Fest event

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