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Since 2016, Volunteer Nelson has been working together with Youth & Community Works, a premium youth education and events provider, to bring you the Young Leaders Programme.

Key info


-For 16 – 24 yr olds

-45 credit NZQA

Level 3 Youth Work Certificate

How does it work?

-1 Full week of training (school hols)

-A flexible 6 months follow up to finish practicals (project/mentoring)

What do you get?

-This qualification helps to develop skills around teamwork, leadership, project management, working with young people and loads of other transferable skills.

More detail about the qualification:

Careerforce is the industry training provider that accredits the New Zealand Certificate in Youth Work (Level 3). Here is a link to the overview of the qualification. Please note, there is a $230 registration fee mentioned here which is paid by Volunteer Nelson meaning the programme is free for participants as part of the Young Leaders Programme.

When and Where?

Next programme starts:

Mon 21—25 Jan 2019 at NMIT

(Applications now close Friday 14 Dec 2018)

Info sessions

There will be a second group information session about the programme on Thursday 6 December, 5pm – 6pm at NMIT room S106. If you are registering your interest below, make a note of whether you are can make it to that in the comments. We can also do one on one or small group catch ups if you prefer.

I’m interested

Young Leaders Registration of Interest
We're interested to know how you found out about Young Leaders, why you want to take part, what school or training provider you go to, if any, those kinds of things

Still interested?

This blog style feature is a new addition to this page. Check back as more content is added or follow @volunteernelsonyouth on facebook, @volunteernelson on instagram for updates. Some previous young leaders have promised to share some of their experiences of the Young Leaders Programme soon.  You’ll find not everything here is about the Young Leaders Programme specifically but youth volunteering more generally as well.

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