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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
                • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
                • 17 July - 16 December, 2022

                 

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                Discipleship Training School - Port Moresby Campus, Papua New Guinea

                The DTS will run from our new 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
                • 23 January - 2 July, 2022

                 

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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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                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
                • 30 January - 16 December, 2022

                 

                 

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                Media & Radio Gap Year

                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 change. 

                Our Media & Radio Gap Year program is designed to help you grow in your faith while sharpening your skills in the creative arts industry. You will have the opportunity to put your skills into action both on the field and in an office environment.

                10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship

                CUA31020 - Certificate III in Screen and Media

                Dates
                • 30 January - 16 December, 2022

                 


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                  Volunteer

                  Whether you are an experienced health professional, a university student, an enthusiastic young person, or a skilled mariner, we invite you to consider volunteering aboard the MV YWAM PNG in Papua New Guinea!

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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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                  The Ship

                  The MV YWAM PNG is equipped with a dental clinic, day procedure unit, laboratory, four patrol tenders, and accommodation for 130+ volunteers. 

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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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                  Ship Locator

                   

                  View the current location of the MV YWAM PNG!

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                  Annual Reports

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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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                  Communication

                  Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to help mobilise effective communicators to share good news and influence change. Our communication pathways are tailored to suit your level of experience and the time you are willing to invest.

                   

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                  Global Health

                  Our global health pathways include options for both experienced healthcare professionals, and those who are looking to be trained. Whether you are supporting logistics or in the thick of treating patients in a remote village, you can be assured that you will play a vital part in helping to build healthy lives, communities, and nations!

                   

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                  Hospitality

                  Hospitality is a powerful gift that helps build community and shows care for the individual. Our hospitality pathways are designed to help equip you to deliver various aspects of hospitality with excellence.

                   

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                  Events

                  Events have the power to strengthen hope and build community. Our events pathways will equip you to create unique events with excellence and a bit of pizazz!

                   

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                  Training

                  Training is the key to multiplication! Our training pathways are about equipping others with the skills, knowledge, and character they need to serve communities.

                   


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                  Youth Precinct

                  We recently acquired a facility in Townsville's CBD for the purpose of establishing a vibrant youth precinct. The property includes a 32 bedroom residential facility, a large warehouse, and a substantial outdoor space, all just half a block from the YWAM Townsville City Campus.

                   

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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!

                   

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                  School Seminar Program

                  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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                  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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                  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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                  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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                  Apply Port Moresby

                   

                  Discipleship Training School

                  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. You will also have the option of choosing an elective, giving you the opportunity to explore your passions and calling. The DTS is a life-changing experience! 

                  10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

                   

                  Townsville Campus
                  • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
                  • 17 July - 16 December, 2022
                   Port Moresby Campus
                  • 23 January - 2 July, 2022
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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.

                  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
                  • 17 July - 16 December, 2022

                   

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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 a series of speakers will help unlock the Bible’s fascinating content.

                  Townsville Campus

                  To be announced

                  Port Moresby Campus
                  • 12 September - 15 December, 2021
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                  Purpose & Leadership Development

                  An internship with a difference! This is a two year, hands on course that trains you in the core aspects of being a full-time volunteer with YWAM anywhere in the world. The skills and knowledge you will gain during the two years apply to much more than just the missions context, they can be transferred to your next job, ministry opportunity, or further study. 

                  10899NAT Certificate IV in Christian Missions

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                  Advanced Leadership Development

                  The Advanced Leadership Development  is a hands-on, two-year course that gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership from a Biblical perspective. The training includes a combination of classroom-style learning, practical application, and mentoring. 

                  10944NAT Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership

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                  Certificate III in Business

                  This course is a great introduction into the business world. Your learning will give you a broad set of skills including financial administration, document production, workplace organisation, and customer service. The course includes a combination of online study and volunteer work experience at the YWAM Townsville City Campus, allowing you to gain real ‘on the job’ experience within the context of a charitable service. 

                  BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

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                  Certificate III in Events

                  Our mission is to train and empower event coordinators who can facilitate excellent events that inspire and promote celebration. This course will provide a pathway for you to work for event or exhibition organisers in a range of industries. These include the tourism, travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors. 

                  SIT30516 Certificate III in Events

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                  Certificate III in Hospitality

                  At the heart of our hospitality training is the desire to impart to students how excellent hospitality can express a sense of peace, value, and belonging. A Certificate III in Hospitality provides a pathway to work in restaurants, hotels, cafés, and coffee shops. 

                  SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

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                  Introduction to Radio & Media

                  Introduction to Radio & Media will equip you as a radio announcer, podcaster, or audio producer. As part of your training, you will be working at 99.9 Live FM where we are announcing to over 26,000 listeners in North Queensland with the message “It's Good to Be Alive.” 

                  CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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                  Certificate I in  Construction

                  Construction is an integral part of building infrastructure and stronger communities. A Certificate I in Construction is a great introduction into the construction industry. This course will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge for the use of construction tools and materials, interpreting and reading plans, taking measurements and making calculations. 

                  CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

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                  Provide First Aid

                  During this course you will be equipped with the skills to respond and provide first aid for accidents and injuries, provide life support, provide CPR and manage a casualty’s condition until further help or assistance is available. Your training will be a combination of theory and practical hands-on experience to equip you to assist others in need.

                  HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

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                  Our Training Approach

                  Our vocational training is designed for those who are seeking not only a qualification, but also an opportunity to use their vocation to serve others. 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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                  Volunteer

                  Looking for an opportunity to serve while meeting new people and experiencing a new culture? We have a range of dynamic volunteering opportunities in both Australia and Papua New Guinea for both groups and individuals of all ages.

                   

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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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                  Medical Ship

                  Whether you are an experienced health professional, university student, enthusiastic young person, or skilled mariner, we invite you to consider volunteering aboard the MV YWAM PNG in Papua New Guinea!

                   

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                  Discipleship Training School

                  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. You will also have the option of choosing an elective, giving you the opportunity to explore your passions and calling. The DTS is a life-changing experience!

                  10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

                  Townsville Campus
                  • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
                  • 17 July - 16 December, 2022
                  Port Moresby Campus
                  • 23 January - 2 July, 2022

                   

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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!