Autumn Development & Training Schedule

Boys & Girls Clubs are pleased to be able to be able to offer multiple Organisational Development and Training programmes this Autumn for just £10 per person per event at our Belfast offices.

Each training programme is for staff, volunteers and board members and are all specifically aimed to benefit your skills and your youth organisation.

For further information or to book your place at any event please e-mail or Tel: (028) 9066 33 21

Causeway Youth Exchange Programme


Boys & Girls Clubs (NI) hosted a youth exchange programme with young people from Essex, Dublin and Northern Ireland.  With partner groups from Essex Boys and Girls Clubs, Bradog Youth Service and Scotch Street Youth Club, 24 young people aged 15 – 19 came together to take part in a 5-night residential programme.

Over the 6 days, the young people took part in a range of outdoor adventure activities, team building, leadership and intercultural awareness activities – which included all the young people sharing unique aspects of their cultures and areas with the other groups.  However the main theme of the residential was to make new friends and have fun.

The programme was funded under the Causeway British – Irish exchange 2016-17.

The objectives for the programme were:

  • Increase communication and contact between young people
  • Empowering young people to initiate contacts and develop projects together
  • Increased co-operation and contact between those who work with and for young people
  • Community-enriching cultural, educational and vocational experiences for young people, which celebrate what the different parts of the islands have in common
  • Identifying and jointly exploring areas of common interest in working with young people
  • Undertaking joint developmental activities relating to young people.


Boys and Girls Clubs is registered with AccessNI as an umbrella body and can process the checks for all volunteers and staff within your youth organisation. It is a free service for all our member clubs.

AccessNI is a Criminal History Disclosure Service within the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland and enables organisations to make more informed recruitment decisions by providing criminal history information about anyone seeking paid or unpaid when working with children and young people.

As an employer, you may need to check the criminal records of potential employees or volunteers as part of your organisational recruitment process.  There are different levels of criminal record check and it will depend on the job or role as to which one is required.

The enhanced check is a legal requirement for those working in regulated activities with children and young people.

If your club would like to take advantage of this service or you need further information please contact the Mary at the office.