Donegal Youth Service has launched a new Youth Club Handbook for volunteers across the county.
The 2022 handbook was unveiled at the recent AGM and Volunteer Forum. This handbook contains a vital guide to our youth clubs across the county as it ensures all necessary information is contained in one clearly laid out handbook.
Donegal Youth Service works with 29 youth clubs across the county of Donegal; supported by over 300 adult volunteers and over 11,400 young people engaging annually.
A spokesperson said: “We at DYS are ever grateful for the band of volunteers who operate their own youth clubs, catering for their own young people’s needs with the support of the ASPIRE Donegal project.
“We want all children and young people to be safe, secure and thriving and we do our very best to ensure this happens.”
Charlene Logue, Youth Outreach Manager states: “We are always seeking new or returning volunteers to help support local youth clubs and services. There is a solid induction and training programme on offer to volunteers and all training is provided free of charge, as is our Garda Vetting application process.”
Donegal Youth Service constantly seeks additional funding to be able to add to their programme of activities & events on offer in local youth clubs. The group strives to have Youth Work and Rural Youth Work in particular being properly valued, funded and mainstreamed by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion & Youth (DCEDIY). All programmes and activities are provided to young people free of charge. (Youth clubs may charge a registration/membership fee to cover operating costs/insurance/rent etc).
For more information about any Donegal Youth Service programmes and supports please visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or find DYS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity. Registered charity number: 20050696.Tags: