The Salvation Army has been fighting poverty, social and spiritual distress in New Zealand since 1883. They treat people with the care and dignity they deserve. They believe everyone has the right to physical, social and spiritual support. The Salvation Army are committed to finding practical responses to human needs. Their reward is seeing individuals, families and communities change for the better.
A member of staff from the Salvation Army coordinates the youth group and volunteers are required to offer additional help and support with a range of activities including:
Volunteers will gain an insight into the running of a popular youth group whilst getting to meet a whole host of new people. We hope volunteers will enjoy the role and enjoy getting to know the young members. There is also scope to develop your own communication, planning and faciliation skills. There will always be a Salvation Army staff member on hand to oversea what's going on and tackle any situation the volunteers are unsure of.
Volunteers should be comfortable with the Christian Faith, happy to promote behaviour that falls inline with Christian/Salvation Army structure and be happy working in a Christian environment. Volunteers should also be patient, accepting, gracious, structured, strong and compassionate. Additionally volunteers need be to able to relate to young people and show a genuine interest in what is going on in their lives.
Volunteers should be able to commit to helping out for a minimum of one month - ideally longer and be happy to help regularly on Friday evenings from 7 - 10pm.
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.
Youth & Children