We help young people gain the skills and confidence so they can make a difference to communities across Wales. 

As youth workers, youth support workers and volunteers, we're there to help young people to find their voice, share their ideas, build skills, make friends and - most importantly - to have fun.

A key aspect of youth work is the voluntary relationship between young people and the youth work workforce. By building trust with young people, we're able to provide information, advice, support and encourage their development with social and recreational activities. 

Youth work is led by our young people -  they have a say in the programmes, projects and activities that they take part in.

Our work encourages young people to express themselves. Giving them a voice, showcasing their creativity and helping them to understand how to protect their own rights and those of others. Our job is vital in providing a safe space for young people to access services and support. No matter what we do or how we do it, we are a helping hand and an important role model.

Youth work is open to everyone between the ages of 11 and 25 years and is delivered in Welsh and in English.

While we may have different job titles and responsibilities, we share a common interest - to ensure young people are always at the heart of all that we do. 


We give our time to young people so we can help them achieve their goals.

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We work with young people to help them achieve their full potential.

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We support young people in developing a range of skills. We may be responsible for teams or work using our own initiative, but we serve a shared purpose - to give all young people access to a wide range of activities and services.

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We motivate our teams to deliver high-quality activities and services to young people across Wales.

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Youth Work Qualifications in Wales

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Gemma Mark
Senior Youth Worker
"I’ve been inspired when a young person tries something new, and it never ceases to amaze me how up for a challenge they are - even the most unconfident young people. I love watching their confidence grow. It makes me want to push my boundaries and try new things as well."
Learn more about what it means to work in youth work here