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Youth Worker (Intermediate & High School)


Straight Up Trust


Youth & Children





The Straight Up Trust is a charitable non-profit organisation based in South Dunedin and Brockville. They have been working with youth and families in the southern areas of Dunedin for over 20 years. They want to create a safe, non-judgemental relational space where young people feel loved and accepted, and are able to explore life values and grow.

Their aproach is to:

  • Be Youth Focused
  • Run Youth Clubs that are fun (Sports, Camps, Small Groups)
  • Use Mentoring and Role Modelling
  • Build relationships
  • Walk alongside a young person
  • Build connections that are developed over time through trust

Use your skills and experience to:

  • Help to run various fun activities & games (activity based learning - games with a point)
  • Build relationships with the young people
  • If possible, appropriate & approved, build a mentoring-type relationship with a young person
  • There is also the opportunity to participate in 3 weekend camps per year

Volunteers can feel good in knowing that they are using their skills and talents to help build stronger communities by supporting youth. Through this activity you will be a catalyst for transformational change. So get involved with Straight Up Trust!


  • Complete initial 2hr Induction Training
  • Interpersonal Skills and Empathy
  • Ability to relate well and enjoy working with young people/teens
  • Fun loving with a sense of humour
  • Like a challenge
  • Able to be a positive role model
  • Pass a Police Check
  • Having your own legal roadworthy transport is a big advantage (WoF, Reg, Insurance)
    (They can arrange a car-pool & pick ups from the Uni for volunteers though, as many of their volunteers are uni students)
  • Attend ongoing supervision provided by the part-time youth workers through briefs & de-briefs before & after the program
  • It would also be a big plus if you're able to participate in the weekend camps (held up to 3 times a year) aswell

The Straight Up Trust is Christian organisation that operates from a Christian values base, so you'd need to be happy to work in that framework & context.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Three hours once a week (Inclusive of about 2hrs for initial Induction/Training)
  • Ongoing support from experienced staff is provided
  • You can choose to participate on either a Monday or Wednesday evening from 6.00 to 9.00pm (dinner is provided on Wednesdays)
  • Youth Club runs from March through to November (but excludes school holiday time)
  • There are also three weekend camps each year (optional)

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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