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
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Your donations make a big difference to the work that we do. Thank you for supporting young people. You can make a donation safely and securely through PayPal. DYS are a registered charity. Charity Number: CHY 15027. READ MORE...
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“The support I received from my worker was fantastic, when I thought nobody cared or wanted to listen, they were there. I feel now that I’m able to approach anything in a more calm and positive way. When something goes wrong, there’s always another way without feeling like giving up. I got a new chance to get who I am back, I’m so thankful.”
Youth Talk Donegal participant
We have 3 European Solidarity Corps volunteers (formerly EVS) from June 2019- March 2020. Ismael, Lucia and Claudia who are all from Spain.
They volunteer with us full time, working with LOFT and the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre.
You can stay up to date with how they’re getting on in Donegal and everything they’re up to at work on their blog. READ MORE…