Donegal Youth Service Ltd. [DYS]
Donegal Youth Service is a countywide youth service with over 30 affiliated youth clubs and projects that provide drop-in facilities, programmes and services to young people all over Donegal. We work with over 11500 young people annually, supported by over 20 staff and 600 dedicated volunteers. We are a unique service in that we are locally managed and can respond quickly to local needs.
Donegal Youth Service’s capacity lies in the strength of its affiliated groups who are primarily volunteer led clubs. Therefore our primary focus is on strengthening these affiliated groups by continuing to develop effective policies, provide information and youth work programmes to improve the lives and development of young people and the adults who support them.
The overall purpose of Donegal Youth Service is to ensure the provision of quality youth work and to help young people to develop positive attitudes make the best choices with regards to relationships, school, college, internet safety, health and much more through developing and implementing programs and policies to make sure they have healthier and better lives.