We live in an increasingly interdependent world where the root causes of poverty experienced young people can be far from their communities. To secure justice for the worlds most vulnerable young people, Y Care International works to create changes in the UK and Ireland.

Through our global youth work, we support marginalised young people to learn about the world in which they live and to campaign for positive change.

Through our campaigning and advocacy, we ensure the UK Government uses its influence to stand up for young people in the Global South.

We support fundraising efforts to ensure that everyone can contribute to changes for young people.

Explore what we do in UK & Ireland

Congratulations to Natalie Cheung!

UK & Ireland

Youth Matters Awards – Vote Now!

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

Global Youth Work

Y Care International announces new Chief Executive

UK & Ireland

Leigh Daynes

Unified in support for young people

UK & Ireland

Shape the future of Y Care International

UK & Ireland

Members of our current Youth Engagement Panel meet with ICS alumni and YMCA participants in November 20187

Global Youth Work, International Citizen Service

Volunteer up for YMCA Award after tackling poverty in Liberia

Liberia, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Volunteer launches mentoring academy for young women

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Young volunteers celebrate World Youth Skills Day

Liberia, UK & Ireland

Enterprise & Employability, International Citizen Service

Volunteer helps create TV advert on domestic violence against men

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Volunteering leads to dream jobs

UK & Ireland

The NCS Pathfinders residential at YMCA Lakeside gave young people from across the UK the chance to build their confidence and trust in each other. Photo: Bradford YMCA

International Citizen Service

Y Care International celebrates Youth Work Week 2016

UK & Ireland

This week we'll be sharing stories of the inspiring young people we work with and our work that helps them build brighter futures.

Global Youth Work, International Citizen Service

Y Care International volunteer wins YMCA Youth Matters Award

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Meet the Youth Engagement Panel

UK & Ireland

The Youth Engagement Panel advise us on how to reach out to young people in the UK and Ireland.

Global Youth Work, International Citizen Service

Young YMCA leader wanted to join Youth Engagement Panel

UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Y Care International at Charity Times Awards

UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

Y Care International appoints new Chair

UK & Ireland

Y Care International volunteer wins ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award

Togo, UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

KKR investment firm to hold fundraiser for Y Care International

UK & Ireland

Enterprise & Employability

Young volunteers deliver nation’s message to 10 Downing Street

UK & Ireland

Y Care International volunteers will be handing in thousands of postcards to No.10 to highlight the UK public’s opinion on international development.

International Citizen Service

Y Care International volunteers head to Paris to take action on climate change

UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

ICS volunteers raise Global Goal flag at 10 Downing Street

UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service

ICS volunteers help deliver World’s Best News

UK & Ireland

Returned International Citizen volunteers will be in Newcastle and Glasgow this week handing newspapers featuring positive stories about international development. Photo: ICS

International Citizen Service

ICS volunteer nominated for YMCA Youth Matters Award

Togo, UK & Ireland

Online voting is now open at www.ymca.org.uk. You have until midnight on Friday 14 August to vote for your finalist. Photo: YMCA England

Youth Justice, International Citizen Service

Y Care International at the YMCA England Annual Conference

UK & Ireland

Y Care International CEO discusses Y Care International's role in changing young lives around the world at the YMCA National Conference. Photo: YMCA England

Creating more second chances with Tools for Recovery

Liberia, UK & Ireland

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Tim and Robbie hit the road for Tools for Recovery tour

Liberia, UK & Ireland

Y Care International's Robbie Cheyne with Tim Kamaboakai from Liberia YMCA will be visiting YMCAs across the country for the Tools for Recovery campaign. Photo: Zibran Choudhury/YCI

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

ICS volunteers meet decision makers to debate post 2015 goals

UK & Ireland

International Citizen Service volunteers (from left to right) Peri MaCrae, Tom Starkey and Cara Burnett spent the day discussing International Development with policy makers. Photo: Tom Burke/YCI

International Citizen Service

ICS volunteer hosts ‘African Development Forum’ at SOAS

Senegal, UK & Ireland

African Social Enterprise: Development From Within, Photo: SOAS

International Citizen Service

Roast Restaurant creating opportunities for young people

UK & Ireland

Y Care International ambassador and Roast restaraunt founder Iqbal Wahhab OBE has a history of charitable activites, community involvement and social activism. Photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch

No one should be left behind in new global goals

UK & Ireland

Y Care International worked with a range of other charities to support young people to speak out on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals.

Global Youth Work

ICS volunteer launches photo exhibition to share YMCA experience

Bangladesh, UK & Ireland

Returned volunteer Suyin Haynes at the opening of her exhibition 'SNAPSHOTS: Experiences from Bangladesh at the London School of Economics. Photo: Zibran Choudhury/YCI

International Citizen Service

International Citizen Service volunteer speaks to BBC Radio

Togo, UK & Ireland

ICS Volunteer Emily Keal (pictured right) chatted BBC Radio York presenter Jonathan Cowap before she leave to volunteer for Togo YMCA. Photo: Jonathan Cowap/Twitter

International Citizen Service

Iqbal Wahhab OBE joins YCl as its first ambassador

Togo, UK & Ireland

Iqbal Wahhab (pictured right) will advise on development and business, and support us to increase our impact in changing the lives of young people. photo: Hannah Maule-Ffinch

Youth Justice, Enterprise & Employability

YMCAs, youth organisations and the wider public in the UK and Ireland help us to champion marginalised young people around the world. You can campaign, donate, volunteer, fundraise, and educate others and help us achieve more.

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