Resonance Lough Derg is a not-for-profit gathering taking place in September 2023, at the cultural and historical crossing point of the River Shannon, joining the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina. Welcome is extended to diverse, high-profile speakers, performers, authors an experts from around the world, to explore creative inspiration in an increasingly technological world.

Resonance launches at the stunning 13th century cathedral of St. Flannan’s and includes walks, talks, music and gatherings at a range of indoor and outdoor destinations.

Resonance commits to running an event that is as sustainable, diverse and as inclusive as possible, while working within the constraints of a team of un-paid volunteers, attempting to do something that has never been done before. The code of conduct is to ensure that folks act in ways that are respectful and considerate towards others around them. 

Core values are based on respect, curiosity, creativity and innovation! 

Resonance incorporates its founding members & an extensive board of expert advisors. 

Founders & Advisory Panel – Resonance Lough Derg (resonance-loughderg.com)

Why Volunteer

Our aim is to ensure that a welcoming space for everyone is provided, throughout the event. Resonance takes place across multiple locations, both indoor and out. To assist with this, volunteers are necessary to be present at each fringe event location to guide and assist guests where required. 

The Resonance team will aim to match the right volunteers for the different roles and tasks. Support from volunteers is integral to a successful outcome and this effort and commitment is greatly appreciated and hopefully it will be an enriching experience for all involved. 

Volunteer Roles

  • Workshop Leaders and Event Advisors
  • Event point of contact – Liaison between event leader and volunteer coordinator
  • Event support – access assistance, ticket checks, direction and safety guidance, doors.

Volunteer Support

  • Our volunteer co-ordinator is available to answer any queries and to provide support to volunteers.
  • Volunteers will be provided with a named contact for support on the day of the event.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to support each other, give feedback, and contribute to and input in any decisions affecting their roles. 
  • Volunteers will be given full information on their responsibilities and tasks.

Data Protection and Confidentiality

Resonance makes certain to protect volunteer information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) GDPR.  Volunteers are invited to complete a consent form to provide their contact details. Resonance expects volunteers to protect any confidential information which they may have access to during their volunteering activities.

Photographs and Social Media

Photographs will be taken throughout the event to promote the event and for use on social media, and so permission will be sought for this purpose also.  If volunteers no longer wish to be part of Resonance Lough Derg, they can request their contact details to be deleted to;  ask@resonance-loughderg.com 

Health & Safety

This event is covered by public liability. All details are avialable on request. As such, all Volunteers must ensure they comply with all stated requirements to ensure our event runs as safely and securely as possible. Briefings will be delivered at regular intervals. 

And finally … A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from the Resonance Team for your interest and support.       


“Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.”

Marianne Williamson