Youth Outreach Project (YOP)

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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?

When you affiliate with Donegal Youth Service Ltd, your affiliation fee entitles you to:

YOP Summer Programme 2018

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 checks 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

    All Ireland 1st Place Matthew Clifford from Cockhill Youth Club in 2017

  • Peer Leadership
  • Peer Education
  • Sex & Relationship Education
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Support and Information

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 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

What did young people have to say about the Youth Outreach Project?

The personal development courses helped me bettter myself by learning about various parts of society and how to respect others as well.

 Donegal Youth Outreach project delivered great courses that were really good and I learned a lot from them.

 A fun and enjoyable way to learn new things and make new friends from all over the county.

For more information about the Youth Outreach Project, becoming an affiliated youth club or training please contact Youth Outreach Manager Charlene or 074 91 29630 charlene.logue@donegalyouthservice.ie or Youth Outreach Youth Worker Ineke on ineke.abbas@donegalyouthservice.ie 

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