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.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for these roles:

Pre School Programme Co-ordinator

Do you love preschoolers? Are you the one dancing to the Wiggles in your free time? Or reading through The Hungry Caterpillar? We want you to come and join our team!

Our Children’s team are looking for a Preschool Programme Co-ordinator, someone who really cares about tamariki under 5. This role is for up to seven hours a week, and involves co-ordinating on Sunday mornings and during the week. You’ll be involved in creating and delivering quality programmes, supporting and developing our awesome volunteers in their competency and faith, communication with parents and contributing to our wider Children’s team. You can read the full job description here.

To apply, complete our Application Form, and send this attached with your CV to hr@swbc.org.nz.


Volunteer Resettlement Sponsorship Coordinator

Later this year, the government will begin a process of welcoming in refugees through the community sponsorship model. We are keen to continue being a part of this – we believe that when we join together to help others, it builds our relationships with each other and makes communities and ultimately society more generous, more caring and more healthy. We are looking for a volunteer to oversee the resettlement of refugee families through our community networks.

If you’re someone who could:

  • Develop and oversee the selection of suitable groups within SWBC to welcome refugees
  • Support those groups in their application to the government
  • Prepare groups for sponsorship
  • Be the point person for the church and provide the government with reporting as needed

Then we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with John to find out more.


Volunteer Receptionists
We are looking for a couple of volunteer Receptionists who can fill in for annual leave or during times of sickness.  If this sounds like something that you would be like to be involved with, please contact Lee-Ann. Full training will be given.


24-7 Youth Worker
We are currently seeking to fulfil a 10 hour 24-7 Youth Worker position in Middleton Grange School. This role could include anything from mentoring, leadership development, camps, sports coaching and more.

There is also the potential of another 10 hour position in Aidanfield Christian School.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then please contact Jason Chee at jchee@swbc.org.nz or 021 444 454.


The Living Room
The Living Room are looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings. If you have barista skills, these will be warmly welcomed! Contact Sharon to find out more.


Van Drivers
Tuesday Christian Fellowship are looking for two van drivers for the Hoon Hay/Spreydon/Barrington route please. This would involve a fortnightly or monthly commitment. If you would like to consider this then please email Andy at acarpenter@swbc.org.nz. Thank you!


Chair Pack Down
We are currently looking for groups or individual volunteers to help with packing away the chairs in our Lyttelton St site Gym after our Sunday morning gathering. Get in touch with Sandy if you could help.


Stage Manager
We are looking for detail-oriented people to join our team of gatherings volunteers in the role of stage manager. The role includes coordinating all the on-stage movements at our Sunday gatherings, including microphones, speakers, lectern and chairs. If you’re interested, get in touch with Michelle.