Benefits of membership

Become a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation:
  • Influence the policy and practice agenda of youth work in Ireland
  • Participate in NYCI campaigns and engage with policy makers and funders
  • Inform NYCI members’ consultation responses
  • Access up to date policy developments and have your views represented to government and policy makers
  • Stay in the loop through monthly e-bulletins updating you on events, funding opportunities, publications and practice issues around the youth sector
  • Receive regular policy briefings, and analysis of government initiatives and legislative developments that impact on young people and the youth sector
  • Avail of NYCI resources, good practice guides, policy and research reports
  • Link with a named NYCI staff member who will act as the regular contact for your organisation
  • Enjoy up to 50% discount on NYCI training courses
  • Be eligible for Garda Vetting Consortium membership
  • Access bespoke training packages in child protection, development education, equality and inclusion, youth arts and youth health
  • Receive tailored advice and guidance on youth work issues
  • Access NYCI expert speakers for members’ conferences and events
  • Network and collaborate with other NYCI members to share knowledge and expertise
  • Attend networking events, members meetings, and consultation workshops
  • Participate in a range of committees and networks including NYCI’s International Advisory Committee, Policy and Advocacy Committee, and the Specialist Organisations Network
  • Nominate representatives and have full voting rights at NYCI’s AGM
  • Stand for election to NYCI’s Board of Directors
  • Nominate to a range of external strategic groups, forums and international opportunities through NYCI

For further information or to discuss the benefits of membership contact us on E: T: 01 478 4122

Who can be a member?

NYCI is the national representative body for voluntary youth organisations. Currently we have 54 member organisations working with over 380,000 young people.
Membership is open to voluntary, not for profit or non-governmental organisations or agencies that have an interest in the youth sector in Ireland.

Membership criteria

Membership is open to voluntary, not for profit or non-governmental organisations or agencies that have an interest in the youth sector in Ireland.

Membership of NYCI is open to any voluntary or community sector organisation whose work involves delivering youth work services to young people under 25 or are advocating on behalf of young people and that agree with NYCI’s vision where all young people are empowered to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to realise their potential and to actively participate in an inclusive society that values and respects them.

Applications for membership will be decided on by the NYCI Board following receipt of the report of the Membership Review Committee.

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International Advisory Committee

There are various opportunities to get involved in International Youth Work. Represent NYCI and Irish young people at international seminars and events, meeting young people from all over the world to discuss issues that affect young people and influence decision makers; Organise an Exchange; Attend youth events in Ireland to discuss issues that affect young people worldwide.

Member organisations

Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international […]

An Óige

The Irish Youth Hostelling Association. To help all, but especially young people, to a love and appreciation of the countryside, particularly by providing simple youth hostel […]


AsIAm is Ireland’s National Autism Charity. We are working to create a society in which every autistic individual is empowered to reach their own personal potential and fully participate in society.

BeLonG To

BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23. Weekly groups are held for 14-23 year […]

Blakestown and Mountview Youth Initiative

Blakestown and Mountview Youth Initiative was established in 1998 and is a community project dedicated to the intensive, holistic support of a number of young people […]

Boys Brigade

The Boys Brigade is a national uniformed organisation which cares for and challenges young people through a programme of informal education underpinned by the Christian faith. Contact […]

Catholic Guides of Ireland

Guiding is a youth movement for girls and young women, providing training for life through activities, adventure and challenge that is both purposeful and enjoyable. Opportunities […]

Central Remedial Clinic

The CRC was established in 1951 as a result of the inspiration and inventiveness of 2 remarkable women, Lady Valerie Goulding and Kathleen O’Rourke. The CRC […]

Cherry Orchard

Cherry Orchard

Cherry Orchard is a community in which every young person can achieve their full potential in life.

Church of Ireland Youth Department

Church of Ireland Youth Department acts as the Churches governing body for all matters relating to work with young people (aged 13 – 25 years) across […]

Cobh Youth Services

We are dedicated to providing a high quality inclusive service to young people aged between 10 and 25 years. We respond to their changing needs with an aim to empower them to reach their full potential.

Coláiste na bhFiann

Ireland’s longest established Irish language courses organiser, Coláiste na bhFiann was founded 46 years ago with one purpose in mind – to teach young people to […]


Crosscare is a leading provider of youth services in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Crosscare provides direct youth work in 10 local youth services and support  for […]


ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation. ECO-UNESCO work to conserve the environment and empower young people. ECO-UNESCO promotes the personal development of young people […]

EIL Intercultural Learning

EIL Intercultural Learning is an Irish “not for profit” organisation which provides intercultural learning opportunities through study abroad, volunteer abroad, language training, travel awards, group educational […]

Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland is a leading national provider of services to children and adults with disabilities and their families. Enable Ireland’s purpose is to make a positive […]


Is óg-eagras Gaeilge é Feachtas a eagraíonn clubanna agus imeachtaí trí mheán na Gaeilge do dhaoine óga. Is í aidhm an eagrais ná cabhrú le forbairt […]

Finglas Youth Resource Centre

The Finglas Youth Resource Centre strives to empower young people in Finglas by providing them with opportunities to learn and grow and become positive active citizens in their own community.


The purpose of Foróige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society. This […]

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Friends of Africa

Friends of Africa’s mission is to work with young people in Ireland and our partner countries in Africa, providing personal and social development opportunities. Thinking globally […]

Gaisce – The President’s Award

Gaisce - The President's Award is the most prestigious Award in Ireland for young people aged 15 to 25. The Award is a self-directed personal development […]

Girls’ Brigade Ireland

The Girls’ Brigade is an International Uniformed Youth Organisation for girls of all ages, denominations, backgrounds and abilities.The Girls’ Brigade Ireland operates in 33 companies around […]

Girls’ Friendly Society

The Girls' Friendly Society aims to unite, for the glory of God in one fellowship of Prayer and service, all girls and women throughout the world, […]

ICTU Youth Committee

The Youth Committees are an important link between young people and trade unions, and play a role in advising the Executive Council of Congress on issues […]

Involve: National Association of Travellers’ Centres

The National Association of Travellers’ Centres is a membership organisation, representing Youth Work Projects and Centres of Education and Training (CET) nationally. NATC (National Association of […]

Irish Association of Youth Orchestras

The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras is the national support and resource organisation for youth orchestras in Ireland. Membership of the Association is open to all […]

Irish Girl Guides

The mission of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. […]

Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s Department

Irish Methodist Youth and Children’s Department attempts to facilitate a two-way process of communication across the generational boundaries so that every generation in church life is […]

Irish Red Cross Youth

The aim and purpose of Red Cross Youth is to encourage young people to live according to the Red Cross principles - 'Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, […]

Irish Second-Level Students’ Union

ISSU has a dual role: to promote the benefits of young people becoming part of the decision-making process that affects their school lives, and to provide […]

Irish Traveller Movement

The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM) is a national membership organisation representing Travellers and Traveller organisations across Ireland.

Irish Wheelchair Association

The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) is the national organisation of people with limited mobility. Contact Details Áras Chúchulain Blackheath Drive Clontarf Dublin 3 T: 01 818 […]

JCI (Junior Chamber International) Ireland

JCI Ireland is part of the largest personal and leadership development organisation for young people in the world: Junior Chamber International. JCI Ireland is an organisation […]

Killinarden Community Council Youth Project

Mission Statement: To engage with the most disadvantaged Young People in the community of Killinarden and build their capacity to play an active role in society. We […]

Labour Youth

Labour Youth is the youth wing of the Labour Party of Ireland. Any person under 30 years old is eligible to join. Contact Details W:


Localise - National Youth Volunteers, enabling young people to be change makers in their community through service to others. Our programmes nationwide, through community groups, schools […]

Macra na Feirme

Macra na Feirme is a voluntary organisation for young people between the ages of 17 and 35 consisting of clubs throughout the country. Macra has six […]

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is a national organisation working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families.

No Name Club

The No Name Club is a national, voluntary, youth organisation. There are more than 50 clubs throughout Ireland with over 1,500 active members. The No Name […]

Ógra Fianna Fáil

Ógra Fianna Fáil presents young people with the opportunity to get directly involved in politics and political activity. As part of the largest and most successful […]


Sé príomhaidhm Ógras ná an Ghaeilge agus ár gCultúr a chur chun cinn I measc an óige agus an duine óg a fhorbairt mar phearsa I […]

Order of Malta Ireland

The Cadets are the Junior Section of the Ambulance Corps aged between 10 and 16 and are organised into 80 units in the Republic and Northern […]

Phoenix Youth Project

After the closure of the Hi Rez Youth Centre, a group of leaders, parents and members were very much in favour of finding a new home […]

Scouting Ireland

Scouting Ireland is the National Scout Association for Ireland and a member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. Scouting Ireland was formed on 1st […]

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Solas Project

Solas Project is a charity with a vision to see an Ireland where all children and young people truly know their self-worth and can take full […]


Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service

Sphere 17 provides a high-quality youth service to young people between the ages of 10 – 24, in the region of Dublin 17. We provide many […]

SpunOut is an independent, youth powered national charity working to empower young people to create personal and social change. combines an interactive online community providing […]

St Andrews Resource Centre

St. Andrew's Resource Centre is the focal point for a wide range of community services including Youth Services, Employment Services, Day Centre & Crèche Contact Details […]

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St. Vincent de Paul

SVP is an international voluntary Christian organisation.

Swan Regional Youth Service

SWAN aims to promote positive involvement of young people in the St. Agatha’s, North Strand and North Wall areas. We hope to build positive working relationships […]

The West End Youth Centre

The aim of West End Youth Centre is to provide young people with the opportunity to develop socially, personally, educationally and recreationally through the work of […]

Union of Students in Ireland

USI is the national representative body for the 354,000 students in third level education on the Island of Ireland. Contact Details The Union of Students in […]

Voluntary Service International

Voluntary Service International is the Irish branch of Service Civil International (SCI), a worldwide peace movement that began in 1920. We work for peace, solidarity and […]

YMCA Ireland

The YMCA is a non-denominational Christian youth movement whose services and programmes are open to people of all faiths and of none. The YMCA is made […]

Young Christian Workers Movement

The Young Christian Workers Movement is an international youth movement which values the dignity and worth of each young person. YCW enables its members to challenge […]

Young Fine Gael

Young Fine Gael (YFG) is the youth wing of the Fine Gael party and always welcomes new members aged between 15 and 30. Young Fine Gael […]

Young Irish Film Makers

Young Irish Film Makers a national development and educational youth film making organisation dedicated to giving all young people, regardless of physical, social, educational, cultural disadvantage […]

Young Social Innovators

Young Social Innovators (YSI) believes that young people are a powerful and largely untapped force for change in their local communities and in wider society. Promoting and […]

Youth Theatre Ireland

Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. We support a network of youth theatres who deliver year-round programmes of drama workshops and […]

Youth Work Ireland

Youth Work Ireland, the new name for the National Youth Federation, marks a fresh departure in the provision of voluntary youth services in Ireland. Contact Details […]