Community is You - Volunteer with Young People

As the world around us is changing—it takes all of us, working together—to keep our communities strong

Youth groups in towns and villages around Ireland need local volunteers who can help rebuild our safe and secure spaces where young people can explore new experiences and find new friendships.

We’re calling for people with all kinds of experience and skills to sign up today, and get involved with volunteering for your local youth groups. By signing up you are expressing your interest in finding out more (not committing to volunteer). 

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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

Volunteering with young people can change their lives – and yours

Volunteering with young people is such a useful and rewarding activity – some of the benefits you can experience are:

  • Volunteering is a great way to give back to your local community, and it will strengthen your connections there
  • You’ll meet new people and make new friends – many of our volunteers have told us that they’ve found their ‘tribe’ through volunteering
  • Volunteering will teach you valuable new skills and experience, that you can apply to your own life and work 

Youth volunteering needs you

Youth groups in towns and villages around Ireland need local volunteers – people like you. All kinds of levels of experience and skills are needed.

If you’ve never volunteered before, that won’t be a problem – many youth groups will give you the training you need. And if you don’t have much free time available, that won’t be an obstacle either. There are lots of skills-based volunteering opportunities too, where you can help a youth group with a specific one-off project.