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:

Community Team Member
Do you like to make people feel welcomed, to help them find places to belong? Do you dream of working alongside our ministries to help them flourish? Then we have the role for you! An exciting fixed-term role covering parental leave is coming up in the Community Team in the areas of welcoming, belonging and ministries. The role is advertised at 30 hours a week, but this is negotiable. Check out the Job Description, we’d love to hear from you 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 up 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 Jason.


24-7YW Waitaha (Canterbury) Administrator
We have an amazing opportunity for someone to join the SYC and 24-7Youth Work team as we continue to develop and grow the presence of 24-7YW around Waitaha (Canterbury) partnered well with 24-7YW across Aotearoa (NZ). This role is for 10-14 hours a week (negotiable) and provides administrative and organisational support to the 24-7YW Waitaha Region and the Waitaha Regional Coordinator (WRC) and involves working collaboratively with the WRC to best serve the 38 schools across the region that have 24-7YW. For further information, please contact Luke Gardiner.


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 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.


The Living Room
We are excited about things opening up and the continuing return of energy and life on site. 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.


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.


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!


SHARP Manager and Holiday Programme Coordinator
SHARP Trust is looking for a visionary leader to take the position of Trust Manager and Holiday Programme Coordinator. The successful applicant must be able to:

– Relate to a wide range of ages (children, high school students, young adults and parents) and backgrounds.
– Have a passion for kids, leadership development and being creative.
– Show they have the ability to develop and grow programmes.
– Develop a volunteer culture.
There will be a preference for those with a teaching qualification and driver’s license.

For more information about the role and to apply, click here.

SHARP Leaders & Van Drivers
Sharp is on the lookout for quality people to lead in our after-school and holiday programmes. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you! We are also looking for people to help with our after-school care pick-ups. We pick up from a number of schools within our community. If you’re available Monday–Friday from 2:30-3:30pm, have a full licence and are comfortable driving vans, we would love to hear from you! For more info, please get in contact with Jono.


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).