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How do I join YWAM?

October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030

How do I join YWAM

How do I join YWAM?

How do I join YWAM?

Have you ever been interested in going into missions and wondered, “How do I join YWAM?” Well… it’s easy! Here at Marine Reach, we have three options for you if you are interested in joining YWAM for either short-term or long-term missions:

  • Short-term mission opportunities
  • Medical mission trips
  • Long-term mission opportunities

Short Term Missions

Mission BuildersA good way to get your foot in the door in YWAM is to become a Mission Builder. Mission Builders may not have done a YWAM DTS (Discipleship Training School) but are interested in serving and getting to know more about YWAM. You would likely be able to take a short amount of time (less than 3 months) to sow into our ministry. Mission Builders can serve in any of our other departments on the base that are not directly related to DTS for a few weeks to a few months. Don’t worry…if you decide you want to do a DTS, you can apply for a DTS at any time! 

Contact us if you’re interested in Mission Building. We’ll let you know what opportunities are available to you, and we’ll find a good fit for you!

Medical Missions

If you are interested in going on a short-term medical missions trip, one of our sister ministries is the Family Care Centre (FCC) in Vanuatu. This incredible ministry was born out of Marine Reach’s vision to help disciple a nation and provides free quality medical and dental healthcare to Ni-vans (Vanuatu natives). The FCC also offers Discipleship Training Schools and other healthcare related training programs to equip the individual’s spiritual life and relationship with Jesus alongside the healthcare ministry. 

Their incredible state of the art facility has brought love and hope to a nation in dire need, and this is an awesome opportunity to be Jesus’ hands and feet in the islands! If you have a medical qualification in nursing or dentistry or are looking to enter that field, a medical missions trip to Vanuatu is a great option for you! For more information, get in touch with the FCC staff on their contact page

Long Term Missions

Do a DTSIf you would like to join YWAM for long-term missions, the first thing to do is a Discipleship Training School (DTS). Marine Reach offers DTSs three times a year: January, July, and October. DTS is where you take 3 months to intentionally delve deeper into your relationship with the Lord and then go out into the community around New Zealand and abroad, for a 2-month outreach to bring the Gospel and love of God to the nations*. Check out what is DTS for more information.

Once you have completed your DTS you can then join any of our secondary schools and/or apply to become a Volunteer Staff. As you can imagine, there are many needs a base has to run effectively and smoothly. At Marine Reach, we have different departments: Training, Operations, Hospitality, Medical (through the FCC in Vanuatu), and Administration. When you become staff you will join one or more of these circles in an area where you are interested or where there is the biggest need. 


At Marine Reach, we are a close-knit community that stands by the YWAM values and mission statement to know God and to make Him known. We have a passion for transformational discipleship, cultivating change in young peoples’ lives. 

We value family and keeping Jesus at the centre of everything whether we are a DTS student, staffing a school, or serving in many of the other departments around the base. You should come and join this fun-loving community that brings transformation to each other, to the community, and to countries around the world. 

Become staffIf you are thinking about joining our YWAM Marine Reach family we would love to have you! Contact Us Today!

*During the pandemic, outreaches have been within New Zealand and we have seen God touch many people’s lives within our own nation.

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October 19, 2020
January 1, 2030
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