Community Based Youth Work

We deliver a range of projects, programmes and services across Dumfries and Galloway.

Programmes and Services

The types of programmes and services we offer include:

Youth groups and clubs
We offer a variety of after groups and clubs available after school, evenings and weekends.

Drop-in sessions
These are available both in and out of school

Holiday programmes
We run a range of varied and exciting programmes during the school holidays for young people aged 11-25.

One-to-one support
One-to-one support is available to young people who are going through a difficult time in their lives or need help with a specific issue. Youth work staff are experienced and trained to offer support, advice and guidance.

Where appropriate, young people will be sign-posted to another service who can provide specialist support.

Issue-based youth work
We deliver a range of issue-based programmes and sessions through our community based youth work. These include: sexual health, relationships, body image and confidence.

Sexual Health
Sexual Health D&G now offer a free postal service for condoms that are available for free to adults and young people aged 13 or over who live in Dumfries and Galloway. For more information, please visit:

Youth Events
We plan and organise many events in our region including Youth Beatz, which is the UK's largest free music event for young people

Support to the Third Sector
Collaboration with Third Sector: We also work in partnership with Third Sector organisations to provide training, support and development opportunities across the region, to partners who work with young people in relation to youth work outcomes. We also where possible deliver. The development and support we provide has allowed us to set up a network for youth work organisations where we can jointly plan and deliver on outcomes for young people.

Youth Work bases

We deliver youth work across the region in variety of locations including community buildings and schools. We also have our own youth bases:

  • The  Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries
  • The Youth Enquiry Service in Dumfries
  • The Youth Base, Douglas Ewart high school
  • Kaos CafĂ©, Wigtown County Buildings
  • Agnew Park, Stranraer
  • Lockerbie Youth Room, Town Hall
  • McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart

Youth Enquiry Service (YES)
The Youth Enquiry Service based in Dumfries, is a youth centre for young people aged 12-25. The service provides a wide range of issue based groups and opportunities, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions. It provides young people with the chance to meet new people, make new friends and gain more opportunities and experiences.

Young people are welcome to drop in to find out more, access computers and phones, or advice and support from our youth work staff.

My Pod
My Pod is our mobile youth bus which is used to provide youth work across the region during school holidays and for events. It is kitted out with DJ equipment, games consoles, youth information, and outdoor games equipment.

The My Pod can also be booked on request for events such as galas, fun days, music festivals etc.

What's on

You can find out what current programme's and events we have on by following our various social media platforms:

Contact us

General enquiries:
Call: 01387 260 243

Youth Enquiry Service
Call: 01387 251322





Page last updated: 21/03/2023
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