Youth Work

The YMCA Youth Work team caters for young people from the age of 10 and above. The team actively engages with young people in the local community to support both the young people and their families. Youth Work provides a fun safe environment where young people have the opportunity to engage in activities which encourage personal growth, develop life skills through voluntary engagement. We run clubs from Monday-Friday which is a mix of mainstream clubs and targeted clubs. We offer hot meals to our young people on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Youth Work, YMCA Dublin
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We offer a wide variety of programmes each day. There is a full size sports hall on site where the young people take part in sporting and recreational activities.

Our clubs are free to all young people from the age of 10, all you need to do as a parent is fill in and return our consent form, which is available from the Youth Work team, reception or fill it in directly here.

Junior Leaders:  Leadership, personal, and skills development for vulnerable young people – providing opportunities for outdoor activities and safe recreation. 

Young Womens/Mens: Participant-led structured discussion-based workshops for young people about the issues they experience in their daily lives. Trained and trauma-informed youth workers facilitate with proven resources. 

Homework Clubs: Safe and supervised homework groups for primary and secondary students.

Drop-In: A space for young people to relax after school, play games, play pool, play with game consoles, chat with friends and leaders, and chill out.

Art Space: Art Space is for anyone wanting to explore creativity. This club is for all skill levels. With all types of art from clay to fabric painting, there’s something for everyone.

Games Club: Young people can come in and play different games each week, from board games to charades, to Pictionary, and more.

Sports: Each week young people engage in a different sporting activity in our Aungier Street sports hall.

Tea & Chats: Young people come in and relax in the evening for a cup of tea and chat with the leaders and their friends.

Movie Club: Each week young people watch a movie and give their opinions at the end. They will learn about direction styles and camera angles and become our videographers/photographers during the summer project.

Cooking/Baking: Young people will be taught how to cook or bake something different each week. At the end of each session, they will be able to sit down together and eat the meal they made themselves. 

Youth Work, YMCA Dublin

Summer Project

Our Summer Project runs every year for the month of July. The Summer Project consists of various day trips including trips to Baysports, National Aquatic Centre, Jumpzone and much more. Places are limited and young people who engage in the service throughout the year will be given priority.

For further information on our Youth Work services please contact a member of the Youth Work team on 01-4782607 or email

Youth Work services, YMCA Dublin

Get in Touch

Want to know more or get involved?

Contact: Erin Reddy