About Us

Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth agency with over 30 affiliated youth clubs, and numerous projects which have been developed as a direct response to the needs of young people.  Projects which support their mental, emotional and physical health, provide training and empower them to reach their own individual potential.  

From humble beginnings in 1981, we have grown a lot over the years, and we now work with over 11,500 young people every year from age 3 – 30.  We are here for young people wherever they are, year after year, generation after generation in whatever way we are needed.

What can we do for you?

There's something for everyone

Young People

There’s lots of things you can get involved in at Donegal Youth Service.  Whether you want to avail of accredited training, join a group, get support with something you’re going through, learn new things, make new friends, join a youth club, or play some pool in the drop-in and have the craic we’ve got you covered.  We have a wide range of services across the county including LGBTI* support, education support, support for Young Carers and lots more.  Check out our projects and see what you’re interested in.



Donegal Youth Service is committed to supporting parents/guardians as part of our service to young people. The role of parents/guardians is essential in the support of young people and the focus of work with young people is to ensure that communication with parents is kept to the fore. If you would like to get involved with the service, or if you would like to talk to someone about the services for young people please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Thank you for supporting young people. You can make a donation safely and securely through PayPal. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity.
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20050696

Charitable Purpose: Advancement of education  
Charitable Objects:
To develop and promote the formal, informal and non formal education and personal development of young people and adults that support them, with particular focus on Young People experiencing disadvantage, by providing opportunities to develop their physical, mental, social, holistic and spiritual needs through the medium of informal learning experiences, youth work practice, programmes and projects or by any other means appropriate. READ MORE...

Youth Information Chat Service

Have a question you’d like an answer to? Need a second opinion about something? Talk to a trained Youth Information Officer about a wide range of topics. The free online chat service connects young people aged 16-25 with professional Youth Information Officers to provide personalised information. READ MORE…

Follow us on Social Media @DonegalYouthService



Aged 14-24 in #Donegal #Sligo #Leitrim #Cavan #Monaghan? Want to learn about anxiety/how to manage these tricky times? Check out OUR Generation Be Well online 5pm 02/02/21 Give yourself a virtual hug for national hug day. See Be Well webpage to sign up https://www.youthworkireland.ie/youth-work-centre/be-well1

http://SpunOut.ie is recruiting for its Action Panel that consist of young people aged 16 to 25 from all over the country.
The closing date for applications is January 29th, 2021.

For more information visit: https://spunout.ie/news/events/spunout-recruiting-members-action-panels

'New year, New You? How to do it right!' New @Youthscape1 podcast! Created by young people on the programme. Listen now: https://anchor.fm/yvonne-tilley/episodes/New-Year--New-you--How-to-do-it-right-ep6oqh

📢The Quality Mobility App is here!
ℹ️ Aiming to support quality learning mobility projects in the youth field.

With the app, you can:
➡️Self-assess the Quality of international youth projects.
➡️Co-create a Quality youth project online with partners.

👉 https://www.qualitymobility.app/

We are looking for the curators of tomorrow! Know someone aged 16-25 with a real passion for arts? Please let them know about our mentored programme of learning for emerging young curators! https://eaf.ie/call-out-for-new-curators/#donegalarts #savethearts #eaf2021

If it is essential for you to travel today - Please SLOW DOWN & respect ALL road users. Our hospitals & health staff need you to stay safe. @donegalcouncil @DonegalDaily @DonegalMaps @DonegalETB @OceanFmIreland @RSAIreland @HSELive @GardaTraffic @DonegalYouthSvc @safecounty

The #COVID19Vaccine is here. Those most at risk will get the vaccine first. Pictured is Nurse Lorraine Guthrie, 1st person in Donegal to receive the vaccine against Covid-19 💪👏 and Nicky Hanlon, 1st person in Donegal Residential Services for Older People to be vaccinated💪👏

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