Reference nr. 1900 : St John
Youth Leaders

St John Youth programmes focus on teaching young people first aid, health care, leadership and life skills - offering a fantastic opportunity for them to experience new things and of course ... have fun!

‘The Day in the Life of a Youth Leader’

A vital role, our Youth Leaders help to develop young people through teaching skills, providing challenges and overseeing the delivery of our programmes. Our Youth Leaders make a huge difference to our youth by acting as a coach and mentor for various aspects of their life, such as helping map a future career or setting personal goals. Due to the variety in our programmes, there is an assortment of roles and ways our leaders are involved.

A bit about responsibilities:

  • Assist with the term and weekly division programme including the Grand Prior's Award Programme planning and delivery;
  • General administration, developing newsletters, consent forms etc;
  • Encourage maximum participation in district and regional activities;
  • Ensure all activities are safe yet loaded with fun and adventure for all participants, whilst taking care to ensure they are in line with St John policy

*You can find more information about the St John Youth Program, including details of your local division, on the St John Youth Website 

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

Haramai ngā tai o te āniwaniwa, he kāhui rangatira tēnei, he kāhui whakamana tāngata whaimahi, e te iti, e te rahi e.


What St John offers you in return:

You will have endless opportunities for your own personal and professional growth as you explore the challenges with your division. The role offers a lot of development opportunities, such as pathways to management and access to professional development. This is a volunteer role which is aimed at being flexible to fit in with your lifestyle and needs.

All relevant training is provided, with an initial mentoring period for new volunteers and on-going support by local and regional management. 

Specific requirements

Attributes/Skills required:

  • A team player who can adapt to the demands of young people and adults;
  • An aptitude for working with a diversity of cultures;
  • You will need to be able to contribute to an average of 3 hours per week and attend overnight camps from time to time; 
  • A proven ability to communicate and relate with adults and children of all ages;
  • General computer skills.

We are looking for people that know how to have fun and are able to build and maintain strong relationships with members and their families.

All over Northland

5 volunteers needed


✔ Police check
✔ Wheelchair accessible
✔ Reimburse expenses
✔ Reference provided after some time