Volunteer Led Youth Club

Youth Work Ireland and our 20 Member Youth Services, have our origins in community-based volunteer led youth clubs and this work continues to be at the heart of what we do today. We could not operate without our volunteers who give their time to support youth clubs nationwide. The majority of our volunteers work directly with young people and all volunteers are trained, Garda Vetted and supported by professional youth workers.

Volunteers are supporters of our network of local youth clubs, and without their help and support, this work would not be possible. Volunteers are the life-book of Youth Work Ireland and the fuel on which our organisation runs, with them, none of it would be possible.

On April 6th Youth Work Ireland launched a new Volunteer Training Pack with Youth Work Ireland Louth in the Southside Project in Drogheda.

The pack is aimed at those who have responsibility for the recruitment, training, and support of Youth Work Ireland Club Volunteers. The purpose of the pack is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to consider their motivation for volunteering and to gain information and knowledge to enhance their volunteering journey.

Youth work volunteers, supported by Member Youth Services staff, are among the key deliverers of services to young people. The pack restates our commitment to volunteerism and seeks to define the rights of volunteers to describe the supports they can expect to receive during their time in Youth Work Ireland. 

Youth Talk with Youth Work Ireland

In April 2023 we launched a brand new podcast – Youth Talk with Youth Work Ireland. 

The first series of pods featured some of the brilliant volunteers from across our Member Youth Services telling their stories of why they volunteer, what they get out of it and why others should consider volunteering in their local communities.