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.


  • 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