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...

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We have 5 CE Scheme Vacancies! 3 in #Letterkenny 1 in #Ballybofey and 1 in #Manorcunningham full details: https://www.donegalyouthservice.ie/job-opportunities/ avail of free training, help your community, get experience & meet new people. 19.5hrs per week!

Incredible opportunity for young people aged 12-25 in #Donegal to collaborate on a spoken word project with 'Young Chicago Authors' (https://youngchicagoauthors.org) to be launched at @CultureNight in September! DM us or email, details on poster below! Please RT.

Supporting your child’s literacy and numeracy skills at home https://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/supporting-your-childs-literacy-and-numeracy-skills-at-home/

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Attending court soon? You must follow public health guidance on COVID-19 and wear a face covering if you can (unless you are giving evidence, questioning a witness or addressing the court).

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3 reasons why conservation is important:
🦋 To protect wildlife
👩‍👧‍👦 For our health
🌍 To preserve our planet

With the 🇪🇺 #EUBiodiversity Strategy we want to protect nature & help it recover. Let's do this together.

#Donegal Youth Service engaged a total of 15,170 young people across the county in 2019 through a wide range of programmes and activities. Read the highlights and the full report here https://www.donegalyouthservice.ie/ar2019pr/

Any close contacts of a positive case of #COVID19 will be contacted by our contact tracers & referred for a test. We strongly advise everybody contacted to come forward to help protect yourself, your family, the wider public and to help slow the the spread of #coronavirus.

Delighted to receive donation of this fab hand crocheted #rainbow door hanger for our #Donegal's #COVID19 Collection. What have you been making and have you any you would like to donate to this County Collection? @donegalcouncil @CulturalCentre @DonegalCoArchiv @NCCWNDonegal

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