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 copy of our latest audited accounts.

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 (DCEDIY), 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. This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

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.  

Sphere 17 RYS Employee Supports and Benefits: 

  • CDYS Salary Scale 
  • 24 Days Annual Leave Allowance 
  • Employee Induction Programme 
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme (T&C’s apply) 
  • Flexible Working Policy 
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave – (full pay minus state-funded payment - T&C’s apply). 
  • State-paid Parent’s Leave Benefit and Unpaid Parental Leave. 
  • Residential Overnight Allowance 
  • Personal Accident and Injury Insurance Cover 
  • Certified Sick Leave – full pay for a total of 23 days in a 12 month period (T&C’s apply). 
  • Employee Wellbeing workshops and activities delivered by the Wellness Committee 
  • Opportunity to gain the D1 (mini bus) license with associated costs covered by the organisation 
  • Continuous Professional Development through Sphere 17’s Learning and Development Policy: Supervision, Support and Appraisal, Monthly training sessions/workshops (internal and external facilitators), Individual Training Fund, Supervisory Roles (Students and Volunteers), Employee Forum – Opportunities to engage in Policy Review and Sectoral Developments

Check out our current vacancies below:

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



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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