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



Please continue to #StayLocalForApril and remember that mixing indoors when #Covid19 is still circulating at a high level in #Donegal puts our progress at risk. We must all act in the best interests of one another. We are the ANSWER!

#HoldFirm #Donegal #StaySafe

Calling all Traveller children under the age of 18!
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is looking at Ireland’s progress on children’s rights, and it's important that all children’s voices are heard.
Fill out this survey and #HaveYourSay:

Last 3️⃣ days to register ❗

Don't miss the opportunity to upskill your profile by learning about the latest trends and tools in communication from nine communication experts!

More info and registrations 👉🏼

For Active School Week #ASW21, bowling at home🎳 is a great active play idea. For more #PlayingAtHome ideas, go to:


@ActiveFlag @HSELive @HealthyIreland @sportireland

Tusla foster carers are ‘Raising Amazing’ & positively transforming the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

We are appealing to others to join with Tusla in helping to provide a child with a safe & loving home environment


Bringing children into the kitchen 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 benefits them in lots of ways. Creating meals & treats with you can help build their self-confidence & also lay foundations for healthy eating habits 🍎🍏. For more #PlayingAtHome ideas, go to:

We are looking for anyone who works with young migrants (aged 13-18 years) including Arabic-speaking groups to take part in our new study. For more info, see:

Conference on the Future of Europe: Format of Citizen Panels announced👉
@SligoPPN @leitrimppn @mayoppnetwork @radiomidwest @ShannonsideFM @OceanFmIreland
@eurireland @emireland @EurodeskIreland @EurodeskYouthIE @SpunOut

The closing date for our Administrator vacancy has been extended to 10 May.

Do you have the drive & passion to support children & young people & help them reach their full potential? If so, we want to hear from you! Join @OURGenCYP_ team

#jobsni #nijobs

Load More...

The latest DYS news - Have you subscribed yet?