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Community Ambassadors

Passionate about development work? Enjoy networking? Love a good project? We might just have the perfect role for you.

Join the YWAM Medical Ships Australia & PNG (YWAM MS) team by becoming a Community Ambassador in your local area. We are looking for people who are willing to give their time and use their networks to get their community involved in supporting the work of YWAM MS in PNG.

What’s involved

Here are a few things you’ll be asked to do as a Community Ambassador:

  • Make a 12-month commitment
  • Fundraise for a YWAM MS project
  • Spread the word about volunteering opportunities to local medical and marine professionals
  • Make presentations to local service clubs, churches, schools, medical groupings, and other community groups (we can train you for this!) 
  • Share about YWAM MS on social media
  • Organise a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and spectacle collection drive
  • Touch base with YWAM MS at least once a month so our team can support you and give you any important updates

How we will equip you

To help equip you for the role, we will:

  • Take you through an orientation learning about YWAM MS
  • Provide you with promotional materials, videos, and resources for presentations
  • Connect you with a staff member who can answer your questions
  • Give you a YWAM MS shirt
  • Provide you with business cards

    Youth Ambassadors

    Are you passionate about helping people? Do you enjoy projects? Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Why not become a YWAM Medical Ships Australia & PNG (YWAM MS) Ambassador at your school!

    As a Youth Ambassador you will have the opportunity to lead your peers and the wider community in helping to support the work of YWAM MS in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

    What’s involved

    Here are a few things you will be asked to do as a School Ambassador:

    • Make a commitment for the entire school year
    • Let your school know about YWAM MS and the health needs in PNG (show our four-minute video at assembly or invite us to speak with you)
    • Organise a toothbrush and soap collection drive or a fundraising event (such as a casual day, sausage sizzle, or bake sale) at your school 
    • If you have Facebook or Instagram, share our posts with your friends
    • Touch base with us at least once a school term so we can support you 
    • Optional: In High School? We have volunteering opportunities on our ship for high school students. Why not put a group together from your school?

        What you will gain

        As a Youth Ambassador you will have the opportunity to develop new skills to take with you for the rest of your life. You will also walk away with a greater perspective of the world and gain vision about how to make a difference in our world. To help you in your role, our team will:

        • Take you through an orientation learning about YWAM MS
        • Provide you with communication materials such as brochures, videos, and posters
        • Connect you with a YWAM MS staff member who can answer your questions, give you ideas, and mentor you for your role
        • Give you a YWAM MS t-shirt
        • Connect you with other Youth Ambassadors
        • Offer you a spot on an outreach in Papua New Guinea with a guardian

            What we are looking for

            We are seeking Youth Ambassadors who:

            • Enjoy rallying others behind a cause
            • Get excited by creative and innovative ideas
            • Are keen to learn new skills and challenge themselves
            • Are genuinely interested in areas of injustice and poverty and want to see change in the world
            • Young people up to 18 years of age who are willing to make a 12-month commitment on a volunteer basis

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                Discipleship Training School - Townsville Campus

                Our Discipleship Training School (DTS) gives you the opportunity to set aside five and a half months of your life to grow in your faith while serving the world around you. After 13 weeks of training and discipleship at our campus in Townsville, Australia, we take you on nine weeks of cross-cultural outreach. The DTS is a life-changing experience! 

                10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

                Dates
                • 28 January - 28 June, 2024
                • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
                • 13 October, 2024 - 14 March, 2025
                • 26 January - 27 June, 2025
                • 13 July - 12 December, 2025
                • 19 October, 2025 - 20 March 2026

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                Discipleship Training School - Port Moresby Campus, Papua New Guinea

                The DTS will run from our satellite campus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The DTS will include a unique combination of discipleship, hands-on missions experience during both lectures and outreach, and the opportunity to make history as we establish a new campus in Port Moresby for generations to come.

                Dates
                • 28 January - 28 June, 2024
                • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
                • 26 January - 27 June, 2025
                • 13 July - 12 December, 2025

                 

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                Introduction to Global Health & Development

                Be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths.

                Townsville Campus

                To be announced

                Port Moresby Campus
                • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
                • 13 July - 12 December, 2025
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                HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

                HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

                HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site 

                HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

                HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

                HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

                HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site 

                HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

                 

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                Global Health & Development Gap Year

                Our Global Health & Development Gap Year calls those whose heart beats to see communities thriving - physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The Global Health & Development Gap Year is designed for both those that have experience in the health / community development industry, and for those who are starting out on their journey of healthcare in missions.

                10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship

                HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

                HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

                HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

                HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

                Dates

                28 January - 13 December 2024

                26 January - 12 December 2025

                 

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                Discipleship Bible School

                During the course, you will have an opportunity to dig deep into the Bible, reading through all 66 books, gaining an overall perspective of God’s story. You will learn techniques for effective Bible study, and your speakers will help unlock the Bible’s fascinating content.

                You will also be taught on topics. For example – you will look at Worldview and Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. Or you might look at Leadership and Worship as you study the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, and the Psalms. Each book is filled with insights to be discovered!

                Dates

                28 January - 28 June 2024

                26 January - 27 June 2025

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                Introduction to Radio & Media

                Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to train and equip effective communicators to share good news and influence positive community growth.

                CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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                All Courses

                Our wide range of registered training courses are designed to help equip you for your field of passion.

                We combine elements of informal, formal, and non-formal education to not only impart knowledge and skill, but also good character, important life skills, and the motivation to serve and invest into the lives of others.

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                Join YWAM Staff

                Our volunteer staff team is a diverse mix of different nationalities, ages, skills, giftings, and backgrounds. Their dedication and passion makes what we do possible and we are always looking to expand our team!

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                Pathways with YWAM

                We have a range of pathways within our training and ministry that allows you to specialise in your area and grow your skillsets. From Hospitality to Global Health you can upskill yourself while impacting those around you

                 


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                Resources
                Joining us for a Discipleship Training School (DTS) or Gap Year with us soon? We have compiled a few resources to help prepare you for the amazing journey that’s ahead!

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                For Parents
                Do you have a child that is interested in a YWAM DTS or Gap Year? We have created some resources for you as your child navigates their YWAM experience. 
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                YWAM Precinct

                Our recently developed YWAM Precinct located in Townsville’s CBD is the perfect hub for youth to find belonging and empowerment. A high, medium and low ropes course, brand new cafe, and multi-purpose warehouse space for seminars and other activities allows youth the opportunity to flourish through adventure based learning.

                 

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                Youth Ambassadors

                As a Youth Ambassador you will have the opportunity to lead your peers and the wider community in helping to support the work of YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea.

                 

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                Work Experience

                We offer the opportunity for students to complete their work experience at our city campus in Townsville. This unique opportunity gives students the ability to not only explore a future career pathway, but also get a taste of working with a local charity that is dedicated to serving the community.

                 

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                Schools & Youth Leaders

                We know that really quality, committed youth workers, teachers and families are some of the best things young people can have in their formative years. Our hope is to make your job a little bit easier by offering adventure based learning, mentoring resources, leadership and training pathways, and service based learning opportunities for youth. 

                 

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                Transitional Accommodation

                YWAM operates a home in Townsville for at-risk youth. YWAM receives tenant referrals from local collaborating youth support organizations.

                 

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                Vision & Approach

                We have the hope to create a safe environment for the youth of Townsville to be, believing everyone has the right to hope for an abundant and healthy life physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. YWAM works in partnership and by invitation through Australia and Papua New Guinea.

                 

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                School Seminars

                Our school seminar programs are designed to empower and motivate youth to live full and productive lives. Book these engaging and interactive seminars to strengthen your young people. 

                 

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                Youth Adventures

                Youth Adventures is the ultimate service based learning opportunity for young people. We do all the work for your school or youth group so you can do the mission!

                 

                Pre-Register for Impact Summer 2024

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                Impact Summer

                Make an Impact during your Summer as you engage in epic adventure, learning and serving. 

                Gain valuable skills through hands-on learning experiences at The Stable and the new YWAM Precinct, complete with hiropes and rock climbing wall.

                 

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                VET in Schools

                Vocational education is one of the best ways for young people to explore their passions and get equipped. We offer several registered training programs for youth. In addition to all of the expected elements of a training program, our courses have an emphasis on building good character and the soft skills needed to be employable, while also giving students the chance to practice their skills within our organisation. 

                 


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                Adventure Based Learning
                Adventure based learning programs are complete with a high, medium, and low ropes course, cafe, and multi-purpose youth space to run programs with a ‘learn by doing’ and ‘challenge by choice’ philosophy.
                 

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                Precinct Cafe

                Help build healthy lives and communities in Australia and Papua New Guinea while dining at the YWAM Precinct Cafe

                YWAM Precinct Cafe is a not-for-profit cafe located at 312 Walker Street in Townsville’s CBD.

                 


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                Dental Trailer

                YWAM Medical Ships is now operating a Dental Trailer in collaboration with key stakeholders in Port Moresby with the purpose of providing dental services, training opportunities, and health education to schools in the National Capital District.

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                Small Boat Patrol Outreaches

                YWAM Medical Ships is collaborating with key stakeholders in the nation by utilising small boats to bring health and training services right to the doorstep of those who need it most. These patrols have a specific focus on empowering the youth of communities to live healthy lives to contribute to a healthy nation.

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                Ship Outreaches

                YWAM Medical Ships - Australia & PNG has been operating medical and training vessels in PNG since 2010.

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                Our Footprint

                Delivering basic services in Papua New Guinea (PNG) poses enormous challenges with 84 percent of the population living in remote, rural areas.

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                Annual Reports

                Read or download our annual reports. 

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                Advocate

                Join the YWAM Medical Ships team by becoming a Community Ambassador or Youth Ambassador in your local community.

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                Mission Build
                Mission Building is a volunteer program that gives you the opportunity to experience life at our campus all while supporting our work in Australia and PNG. Join us for two weeks to three months at a time that suits you!
                 
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                Youth Adventures
                Youth Adventures is the ultimate service based learning opportunity for young people. We do all the work for your school or youth group so you can do the mission!