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Mission Builders

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Short-term volunteers with long-term impact

If you have a heart for missions — and especially Youth With A Mission — come and join in our short-term volunteer program called Mission Builders.
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 80, in good health, and able to volunteer 30 days to three months of your time, come to Sydney and become a Mission Builder. Volunteers work 40 hours a week. Room and board are provided, starting as little as AUD $80 a week (that also includes internet).

What’s a typical day like?

As a Mission Builder, you will usually wake up early for breakfast on campus and begin your work day at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Mission Builders serve on various parts of the campus working in offices, doing construction, preparing meals, doing maintenance, landscaping and many other tasks. You will have numerous opportunities to interact with our staff and students at meal times, work and community events.

We work about eight (8) hours per day, Monday through Friday. Each department may have work hours adjusted to its particular needs. Weekends are free for resting, exploring and attending the church of your choice. Workers have weekly meetings which they are required to attend like worship, staff meetings, corporate intercession and small groups. We want you to feel part of our family so we encourage our volunteers to participate in campus events such as worship gatherings, weekend seminars and socials.  Your job as a Mission Builder will be assigned according to the needs of the campus at the time you arrive. We strive to place you in your area of expertise and interest, but it is not always possible. Mission Builders do work on all holidays. Please come with an open heart and a willingness to serve in whatever capacity you are needed.

What are the standards of conduct at YWAM Island Breeze Sydney?

Our campus is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), a missionary organisation whose goal is to know God and to make Him known. Our desire is that the life style-living, learning and working together will support this goal. Our standards include a sanction against drinking, smoking, drug abuse, sexual immorality, etc. We trust you’ll experience a combination of godliness and naturalness that will be refreshing. We want you to understand beforehand what is expected of those who come to serve with us. By our love for one another and our way of life we hope to project a Christian testimony both on campus and in Sydney.

What is there to do during our free time?

Our campus is a 30-minute walk from the train station where you can catch a train into the city. There are many things to visit in the city like the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, China town and much-much more. You can also enjoy some of the beautiful beaches around the Sydney area like Manly and Bondi. We are 20-minutes drive to the foot of the Blue Mountains that is great for sight seeing and bush walks. We are a 20-minute drive from Hillsong church. Or if you like shopping, then we are 10-minutes from the nearest mall. There are many things to do in Sydney so we doubt that you’ll be bored on your of days.

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