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Young Leaders Programme

Opportunity for people aged 16-24 years

Free Level 3 Qualification in Youth Work

  • Would you like to work as a youth worker, community worker or in another related field?
  • Are you currently volunteering or working with young people on holiday programmes, at sports clubs or in other youth organisations and would like relevant qualifications?
  • Do you want to know more about Youth Work and Volunteering?
  • Are you committed to making a difference in your school, university, work or community?
  • Are you able to help plan and undertake a team volunteer project?

If you answered YES to the above we’d love to hear from you. Contact holly@volunteernelson.org.nz or phone 03 546 7681 for more information or to request an application pack.


The course starts with a few days of training where you complete most of the unit standards. There are two units left to complete following this which you are supported to do over the following 3 months. To read the full course outline go here.

In 2018 there will be two training weeks:

  • Nelson at NMIT Mon 22 – Fri 26 Jan (Applications close 8 December 2017)
  • Tasman in Marahau Tues 17 – Fri 20 April (Applications close 23 March 2018)


Also see this article a further description of the programme: https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/2017/07/young-leaders-win-trustpower-community-award/