Work With Us

Working and volunteering at South West Baptist Church means you are part of a motivated and passionate team of people wanting to make a difference, backed by a supportive, experienced and approachable leadership team.

If you’re interested in volunteering in a role not listed here, get in touch!

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for these roles:

Youth Pastor
SYC and South West Baptist are on the hunt for a passionate Youth Pastor to come join our youth team. Our vision is to bring Jesus’ life, colour, and hope. Through this we hope to see young people experience faith and come to know Jesus. Part of the role will be to coordinate one of our weekly youth programs, be a 24-7 Youth Worker in one of our local schools as well as adding value to the team at SYC. We are looking to fill a 40-hour position but this could always be negotiated to suit. If this sounds like you then please get in touch for more details! Contact Jason at jchee@swbc.org.nz.


Sunday Preschool Programme Coordinator
We are taking expressions of interest for someone to deliver an engaging programme during Sunday morning gatherings for preschool children. Read the full job description here and contact Eric or Warren to find out more.


Sunday Intermediate Programme Coordinator
This role is to deliver engaging programmes during Sunday morning gatherings for intermediate aged children, and equip and develop volunteer leaders. Read the full job description here and contact Eric or Warren to express interest.


The Living Room
We are excited about things opening up and the continuing return of energy and life onsite. We are planning ahead for the future and preparing our wonderful hospitality space (The Living Room). We know that people love to meet together for connection and belonging…not to mention the best hot chips around!

We are looking for people to join our team who love bringing people together, creating warm and inviting spaces for them to connect, and organising teams to help make this happen. We have numerous opportunities to volunteer on a rostered basis and a paid position available for a Sunday Duty Manager.

If you’re interested in this position, we’d love to hear from you. Send an email to mballantine@swbc.org.nz.


Chair Set Up & Pack Down
We are currently looking for groups or individual volunteers to help with setting up and packing away the chairs in our Lyttelton St site Gym before and after our Sunday morning gathering. Get in touch with Matt if you could help.


Playgym Volunteers
Playgym happens each Thursday morning during the school terms. We’re looking for volunteers to help make it happen – let Cindy know if you could lend a hand!


Sunday Gatherings Volunteers
Would you like to be part of a team that welcomes people and ushers them to seats at our Sunday gatherings once a month? If you’re keen, contact Warren.

If you’d like to be involved with our Sunday gatherings in any other way, get in touch with Matt. We’re especially looking for stage managers at the moment!


SYC Youth Leaders
Our SYC crew are always on the lookout for more volunteer youth leaders to journey alongside our rangatahi. To find out more about this, contact Jason at jchee@swbc.org.nz.


Van Drivers
Tuesday Christian Fellowship are looking for volunteer van drivers. This would involve a fortnightly or monthly commitment, and requires a Vaccine Pass. If you would like to consider this then please email Andy at acarpenter@swbc.org.nz. Thank you!