Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a volunteer movement of thousands of Christians in hundreds of locations who are seeking to make Christ known in word and deed. There are many ways you can get involved with YWAM Matamata - from part-time volunteer work or full-time staff commitments to praying for us or supporting us financially.

Most people first get involved with YWAM by doing a short-term outreach or a DTS, but if you are over 18 you can apply to join as a Mission Builder (short-term volunteer who hasn't done a DTS) or staff member.

Most people in YWAM need partners in order to do their ministry, depending on God to motivate people to help provide financial support for their work and ministry. If you would like to support a particular YWAM staff member or family or if you wish to contribute financially to Family Ministries, please visit this page.

Volunteer/Mission Builder

Since the beginning of our ministry, Mission Builders have worked in a wide variety of skilled and unskilled jobs, contributing to our ongoing ministry and getting the chance to be a part of our YWAM community; working alongside staff and students, who are enormously grateful for them. If you have a small amount of time and wish to try something new, consider volunteering as a Mission Builder with us. You don't need to have completed a Discipleship Training School. You can serve for up to 6 months in any area of need. If that sounds like something you would like to do contact us.

Staff Positions

Being on staff with YWAM is an adventure in faith! YWAM does not pay a salary to any of its staff. In fact our full time staff pay monthly staff fees to cover food and board. Most staff meet their financial needs by partnering with friends and churches who support their ministry. In some areas, our staff work in other businesses for financial, practical or ministry reasons. To join YWAM staff you first need to complete a Discipleship Training School (DTS) or Crossroads DTS with some exceptions on a case by case basis

Positions Available

We are looking for full time staff for the following positions below:

Volunteer crèche helpers

Commitment: 2 years as full time staff living on base

Responsibilities: To assist in the care and well being of pre-school children during weekdays. To help with the set up and clear up of the Crèche when on duty.

Skills/Training required: Prior childcare experience preferred but not essential.

Ministry and School Staff

Commitment: long term commitment

Description: Teaching and leading Christian practice, carrying out ministry and pastoral care of students and leading outreach teams.

Skills/Training required: Must have completed a DTS and FMS, able to lead worship, intercession and small groups.

Kitchen Manager

Commitment: long term commitment

Description: Someone to take care of the kitchen and related duties.

Skills/Training required: Cooking, menu planning, ordering, supervision of teams.

Base School Supervisor or teacher for Foreign students

Commitment: long term commitment

Description: Supervision, planning and physical education.

Skills/Training required: Supervisory and planning skills.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in applying for any of the positions above please complete the attached form available to download below and return via email or post. Contact details can be found on the contact us page on this website.

Why Donate

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a volunteer movement. Our lack of decentralized funding has enabled rapid growth and means that all our individual staff and ministries partner closely with other believers and church bodies to fund their work. We do not provide a salary for any of our staff - most YWAM staff have financial partners such as churches and friends who provide funds so they be active in their ministry. If you would like to support a particular YWAM staff person or family, please contact them directly to find out the best way to do this, as financial and legal structures vary from nation to nation. In some cases your donation will be tax-deductible.

How to Donate?

Bank to bank telegraphic transfer*

Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group (New Zealand) Ltd.

Branch: Matamata Branch, New Zealand

Account number: 010242-0026545-00 

Account name: Family Ministries NZ 

Swift code: ANZBNZ22

Address: ANZ Bank, 75 Arawa Street, Matamata, New Zealand

PLEASE QUOTE: KOHA  and your name as reference and the specific details of what it is for ie. creche, family, general, in the particulars. If you are wanting a donation tax receipt for New Zealander's please email through to accounts@fm.org.nz to organise this.  Thank you. 

*Please note that ANZ charges a fee of NZ$20 for international transfers. They will deduct this from the amount you send before it is credited to our account.


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