youthworktrain conten tWant to work with young people? Or do you already work with young people and want to upskill?

The Salvation Army endeavours to train and equip our youth workers to engage with and positively influence young people in New Zealand society. 
People who desire training and professional development in youth work can get great education and gain the required skills to work in a range of settings. Our aim is to develop youth workers who will make a long-term impact in local corps, centres and communities around New Zealand.

In 2017, The Salvation Army will be offering three youth work training models: Foundations of Youth Work, Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship. 

  • Applications for Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship are now closed for 2017.
  • Application for Foundations of Youth Work 2017 are now closed.   
  • Check back here mid next year for 2018 application dates. 

 
FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH WORK:

 The Foundation for Salvation Army Youth Work is an entry level training programme for those working in youth ministry on a volunteer or part-time basis. The programme offers foundational training for unqualified full-time youth workers and is a development opportunity for volunteer or part-time youth leaders who want to explore a career in youth work.


YOUTH WORK LAB APPRENTICESHIP

The Salvation Army Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in a supportive environment at an approved LAB, while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work, and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team, as well as experience of youth work practice.


YOUTH WORK DISTANCE APPRENTICESHIP

The Salvation Army Youth Work On-Site Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in their local corps/centre, while studying for approved qualifications. It is for those wanting to train in youth work, and who may sense a calling to this work as a ‘vocation’ or long-term career. It is preferred that applicants have had prior involvement in the life of their corps/centre or divisional youth team, as well as experience of youth work practice. 

Scripture of the Week

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you whever you go."