There’s been a long history of community based youth work in this area and Sphere 17 RYS has been set up to help build on that. Essential funding is required to provide the services and facilities we offer. Click here for a breakdown of the funding received last year.

A big thank you to all our funders!!

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is funded primarily by the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth), through the City of Dublin Youth Services Board (CDYSB).

The Woodale Youth Justice Project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project which is funded through the Irish Youth Justice Service is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund.

If you are interested in finding out more about the different ways in which you too can support our work we’d really love to chat with you.


We very much recognise the value of having good people on our team, and provide a wide range of supports and development opportunities for employees so that they can provide the highest quality of service to young people.

If you feel this might be the workplace for you, then maybe consider our current vacancies:

Coolock-Kilmore Hard To Reach (HTR) Service - Team Leader

In September 2021, the CDETB sought submissions from experienced organisations as part of an open call, to deliver a specific service targetting hard to reach young people in the Coolock/Kilmore area, particularly those whose lives are impacted by the effects of, involvement in, gang related criminality violence and substance misuse.
Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service, Kilmore West Youth Project and Edenmore Drug Intervention Team submitted a joint application and were successful in securing funding for a dedicated detached youth work team. The service will focus on young people in the Coolock/Kilmore communities who are involved in antisocial behaviour and/or criminal activity, often drug-related, and who have little/no engagement in any existing service provision.
Together, we are now looking for the right person to lead out on this exciting opportunity with this unique new service.

The Team leader will be employed by Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service and this full-time position is funded under the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth (DCEDIY) - UBU funding scheme through the City of Dublin Youth Services Board.

The HTR Team Leader has responsibility for developing and delivering the service plan of the new HTR Service, as agreed with the HTR Steering Group. For more details please refer to the HTR Team Leader Job Description

Salary scale is commensurate with the CDYSB Project Leader Salary Scales. This post will require the successful candidate to work scheduled hours at evenings and weekends.

• Level 7 in youth work / social studies / or related discipline

• Experience of working with young people at risk in low threshold environments including street work experience.
• Experience and understanding of addiction and drug culture

To apply, please complete the HTR Team Leader Application Form incorporating key competencies and return the application form by email to: Applicants are requested to address these key competencies as part of their application. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: Monday, February 7th, 2022 at 5pm with interviews provisionally scheduled for the following week. Short listing will apply, and a panel may be formed. All appointments are subject to reference checking and Garda Vetting. Sphere 17 RYS is an equal opportunities employer.

For informal enquiries in relation to this vacancy, please email:


We currently have a rolling recruitment process for the following positions:

Youth Work Relief Worker(s)

Main Role:
The Youth Work Relief Worker, working as part of a team, will be involved in providing temporary staff cover on any one of our youth service area teams or on the Woodale Youth Justice Project, as required. This cover will primarily involve implementing Sphere 17/Woodale activities and programmes, in keeping with approved plans, and as agreed with the relevant Project Leader.

Applications can be made to: . For more information on this opportunity download YW Relief Worker Job Description and YW Relief Application Form

Garda Vetting is required of all staff and volunteers joining Sphere 17 RYS. For more information on the Garda Vetting process contact Mick on 01 8674348

Download further information/forms:


Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is dedicated to providing meaningful volunteering opportunities in our organisation. Our aim is to recruit a range of volunteers with diverse interests, skills and experiences, and to provide them with the quality of support that will make their involvement in our service mutually rewarding, in line with our Volunteer Policy,

Check out the Charter for Effective Volunteers from Volunteer Ireland which we are committed to, and you can also download our Volunteer Application Form

Those with any queries about volunteering in Sphere 17 can also give the office a call on (01) 8674348

Sphere 17 RYS would like to acknowledge support from Volunteering Ireland

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