Get inspired!

Stories from volunteers, about how youth work volunteering changed their lives

Jessica – my found family

I found there was a space between having babies and having kids at school, and I was at a bit of a loss

Faye – embracing the weird

We celebrate the weird and extraordinary and unusual

Louisa – showing young people that they have choices

He looked at me and he said: “shouting is the only way I ever get heard.”

Blessing – the girl from direct provision

It was their first time coming across a Black Irish person and they were really intrigued

NYCI is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland. We use our collective expertise to act on issues that impact on young people.

The Covid-19 outbreak represents a major challenge for the youth work sector.
It changes the way we all must work. With that in mind, we’re bringing together resources, training and advice to support you through this time.

Contacting our team

We are working remotely as much as possible at the moment.

The best way to contact us is by email: you’ll get our staff contact details here.


Stay up to date with the latest news and information on our work in the youth sector in Ireland.

Working Safely in a Youth Club

This updated resource Working Safely in a Youth Club is designed to offer guidance to youth leaders on ways in which they can provide a safe environment for their young people.


Over the last four years the EU funded ‘YouthPact’ project – of which NYCI was a partner – has been busy supporting and working with eleven […]

SPARK Youth Arts Festival – sign up now!

We are delighted to announce the SPARK Youth Arts Festival! Join us online and in-person from February 14th – 18th 2022 for a celebration of youth arts!


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*The majority of our events currently take place online. A small number of trainings are delivered in-person. Check individual listings below for details*

Click on any of the events below to find out more about them, or click here to see all available training and events that you can book online.


DESCRIPTION This is a two day course offered in conjunction with St John of God’s, Mental Health First Aid Ireland. Please note that due to Government […]

Mindout: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing: A Programme for Young People in Youth Work Settings – February 2022

DESCRIPTION This 2-day interactive training is based on the evidence based MindOut resource developed in 2004 and recently revised by NUI Galway and the HSE Health […]

Event 1 – Monday 14th – Working Together: Collaboration in Youth Arts

What can we achieve when we work together? How can collaboration support the strategic development of youth arts in Ireland?


Our programmes provide expert guidance, practical training and user-friendly resources to support your work with young people.

Become a member of the NYCI

Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation


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