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.

These roles can be flexible and have the potential to be combined together to suit your circumstances. All ideas welcome – we’d love to chat with you.

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

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the roles below. Vacancies will typically be posted for a minimum of 1 week before an appointment decision unless otherwise stated. Early applications are encouraged, as appointments may be made at any time following initial advertising.


Communications Administrator
We’re looking for someone to join our Communications Team and help ensure all the details are sorted (think website updating, proofreading, calendar management). If you love dotting ‘i’s and crossing ‘t’s, we’d love to hear from you. This role is for 15 hours a week – check out the full Job Description here and get in touch if you’re interested.


Media Producer
We’re looking for someone to produce our media content (think online gatherings, podcasts, promo videos) and hold responsibility for our media equipment. If you love telling stories, editing video files, and training others, we’d love to hear from you. This role is for 12 hours a week – check out the full Job Description here and get in touch if you’re interested.


Youth Pastor
SYC and South West Baptist are on the hunt for a passionate Youth Pastor to come and 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 programmes, be a 24-7 Youth Worker in one of our local schools and add 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 mahi@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. This role also has potential to be a job share. Read the full job description here or contact us 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 or contact us to find out more.


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 can help.


Playgym Volunteers
Playgym happens each Thursday morning during 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 and computer operators at the moment! Full training provided. 


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.


Van Drivers
Tuesday Christian Fellowship is looking for volunteer van drivers. This would involve a fortnightly or monthly commitment. If you would like to consider this, then please email Andy. Thank you!


Cobham Village Gardener
A part-time gardener is needed for 4 hours per week at Cobham Village (23 Cobham Street). The day of work is flexible, and the hourly rate is the living wage. Contact Brad Meek if you’re interested (022 498 0900).