“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”  – 1 Peter 4:10

 Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Christchurch Catholic Youth Team!

CYT ministers to the young people of the Diocese of Christchurch, serving on behalf of the Bishop. We provide training and support to local youth ministries, as well as running two major events for young people to encounter God. Our events rely on many wonderful volunteers who generously share their time and talents with their community. 

Our camps 

Christchurch Diocesan Youth camps aim to draw Young People into an ongoing, deeper relationship with Christ and His Church. We do this by providing an experience that is dynamically, authentically and orthodoxly Catholic in a camp environment built based on peer-to-peer Ministry. 

Who Volunteers? 

Our camp leaders are youth and young adults (and older adults!) who are passionate about youth ministry and want to help other young people encounter God in their lives. Our volunteers help in all kinds of ways; from playing games to playing music, preparing kai to preparing camps, working behind the scenes to sharing testimonies, and much, much more. Whatever your talent or passion, there’s a place for you!

We embrace all the talents and strengths our volunteers bring to youth ministry, and provide excellent support, formation and opportunities for further training. We are always interested to hear from anyone who is keen to volunteer in their community and who wants to grow and learn more about working with young people. Our volunteers use their gifts in various ways, including lighting & sound, cooking, small group leading, running sports, art, music, running games, giving talks/testimonies and making connections with youth.

How can I get involved? 

If this sounds like you, you’ll see a form below. We know that you’ll want to know exactly what that looks like, so all below are our leader info packs.

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