Youth Outreach

    Outreach LogoThe Youth Outreach Project, supported by a senior Youth Worker and a Youth Outreach Worker provides a support service to affiliated youth clubs and projects located across the county. Membership continues to be in excess of over 2500 young people aged 5yrs-25yrs in the youth clubs and projects and supported by over 450 adult volunteers.

    So what does your club get for its money?

    Y OutreachWhen you affiliate with Donegal Youth Service Ltd, your affiliation fee entitles you to:

    Public Liability Insurance Cover:

    • Youth Club Activities
    • Personal Accident Insurance
    • (Youth Clubs that own premises must have property Owners Liability)

    Full Garda Vetting

    • Full background check on all volunteer leaders in order to ensure Best Practice.

    Access to a comprehensive, accredited training programme for young people and adult volunteers.

    Adults:

    • Child Protection
    • Youth Leader Training

    Young People:

    • Personal Development
    • Peer Leadership
    • Peer Education
    • Sex & Relationship Education
    • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

    Support and Information

    Factor Competitions, Nollaig (National Christmas Card Competition) and IYMAs (Irish Youth Music Awards)

    • Participation in Youth Work Ireland’s Volunteer Achievement Awards
    • Access to local activities, events and competitions
    • Summer Programme Insurance and Development
    • Annual Flag Day (fundraising opportunity)
    • Become a member of Youth Work Ireland (National Youth Agency)
    • Assistance with funding applications
    • Access to Fas Community Employment Scheme
    • Youth Club of the Year Awards
    • Young Person of the Year Awards
    • Volunteer of the Year Awards
    • Full comprehensive Youth Club policy booklet

    The Youth Outreach Project is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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