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.

Are you on the map? Development Education and SDG work nationwide

NYCI have created an interactive online map that highlights current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across Ireland.

We’re calling on our Government to invest an extra €10 million in youth services in Budget 2022. Will you support this call?

Add your voice and call on our Government to support young people in Budget 2022 – by investing €10 million in young people and youth work.

Youth Work Changes Lives – Budget 2022 Update

We’ve been blown away by the response to the petition – we’ve already reached over 1,700 signatures, and it’s growing all the time.


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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.

Launch: A Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2020 NYCI published the first independent review of the youth work sector response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021 we commissioned a further study to capture the sector’s response 12 months on. Join us at the virtual launch of the research.

Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self-Care

DESCRIPTION The training, Caring for the Caregiver: A Mindfulness Programme for Compassionate Self Care, is delivered in partnership with The Sanctuary. It was initially created in response […]

North-South Youth Work Partnering Opportunity

DESCRIPTION Are you working with young people aged 11-14? Are you using creative activities to build positive inter-community and inter-cultural relationships and understanding? Are you interested […]


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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NYCI complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland

NYCI supports Sustainable Development Goals

NYCI Supports Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice

NYCI is a signatory of the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages