“We will see a generational change. It’s not going to happen in a day, but in 20-30 years time, I think we’ll run ourselves out of a job — which is what we’re here for. From a dental perspective, we’re seeing a real change.” — Dr Daniel Sundaresan,...
The last week of the MV YWAM PNG’s deployment to Oro Province was a special week for Vinoria Anjiga, the ship’s volunteer dental therapist from Popondetta Hospital. She was able to go ashore to her mother’s village, Foru, Sohe District, and have a land dental clinic...
At 18 years old, Edwin is a charmer. When he first met the YWAM volunteers, he grinned, waved, and took photos with them as he waited for a YWAM dinghy to arrive on the shores of Sohe District in Oro Province. The dinghy would take Edwin and his mother, Jesset, to the...
Mocom Australia and Henry Schein Halas recently teamed up to fit out the YWAM Training and Medical Ship’ onboard clinics with two new B Futura 22 autoclaves – a donation valued at $27,200. The MV YWAM PNG departed her home-port of Townsville at the end of July...
Sarah* arrived at the YWAM Medical Ship, MV YWAM PNG’s, dental clinic late in the day, pain pounding from her jaw. She knew the cause; her local dentist had discovered her wisdom tooth had decayed below her gumline. The solution was a surgical operation in Lae, but...
The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations. YWAM Medical Ships is a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct, which is a voluntary, self - regulatory sector code of good practice. As a signatory we are committed and fully adhere to the ACFID Code of Conduct, conducting our work with transparency, accountability and integrity.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!