Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ulster flagLocation | Urban and rural Northern Ireland
Service Opportunities | Youth work, peace and reconciliation, mentoring in schools, painting murals, maintenance and housekeeping
Cultural and Recreational Highlights | City tours, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, hiking in Mournes, meetings with politicians and ex-combatants, traditional Irish music, Gaelic football

Program Overview

The backdrop to this program is Northern Ireland’s stunning and fascinating beauty. Experience the richness of both rural and urban settings, visit the neighborhoods in conflict and discover Belfast, a city like no city in the world.

Lodging Hostels or budget hotels, TV, ensuite bath | Food Lots of fish, meats, potatoes, vegetables
Flights easy trans-Atlantic flights| Visa No
Communication Cell networks, wifi, etc. | Closest Airport Belfast and Dublin

Our Community Partnership

north1YouthWorks | At the heart of YouthWorks (CIC) is the sincere belief that intercultural understanding & the development of global citizens is essential to the increasingly connected global world. 

The values of YouthWorks (CIC) are the foundation on which all youth work is based within the organization. The organization offers young people the opportunity to grow up,  develop social and life skills in a safe and secure environment, take on responsibility and make decisions on their on own life styles based on sound information and support. Within YouthWorks (CIC) young people get the opportunity to take risks on their value base, challenge their opinions and explore their own value base without judgement or put down. 

In the past volunteers have worked with the Crossing the Bridges Program, which brings Catholics and Protestants together as well as various after-school programs with other youth groups, and summer youth camps.


Plan a Program


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The Basics

Review the Amizade Northern Ireland Site Handbook.

Stay Engaged!

From Ireland to the U.S.A.

Participants from Northern Ireland in New York City

As I waited in JFK airport for my group to arrive after their long journey from Belfast to New York City, I wondered how I would recognize them as they sauntered through the doorway. Then the light bulb went off, and I realized from this point forward I would know these guys from their strong Northern Irish accents and their gregarious conversations.

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Healthy and Safety

As you or your loved one prepares to serve with Amizade in Northern Ireland, you can rest comfortably with the knowledge that Amizade has an exceptionally strong safety record and ability to respond to any emerging challenges. We have safely partnered in Northern Ireland since 2003. For the most up-to-date health, safety, and security briefings, please review the following: