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Want to work with young people? Or do you already work with young people and want to upskill? Check out our youth work training options below!

The Salvation Army Youth Department offers training and professional development in youth work for leaders seeking quality education and to gain the required skills to work with young people 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 throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

In 2020, we will have three youth work training models on offer: Foundations of Youth Work, Youth Work LAB Apprenticeship and Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship. Applications for 2020 are now open.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF YOUTH WORK

The Salvation Army Foundations of 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.

  • More information: Click here for more information about Foundations of Youth Work
  • How to apply: Click here to download a Foundations of Youth Work application form
  • Applications close Friday 7 February 2020 (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)

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 youth work practice experience.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the LAB Apprenticeship
  • How to apply: Click here to download a LAB Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications for 2020 now closed

YOUTH WORK DISTANCE APPRENTICESHIP

The Salvation Army Youth Work Distance Apprenticeship is a full-time, three-year commitment that includes undertaking practical youth work in your 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 youth work practice experience.

  • More information: Click here for more information about the Distance Apprenticeship
  • How to apply: Click here to download a Distance Apprenticeship application form
  • Applications for 2020 now closed