The YMCA of Christchurch offers opportunites for young people to fulfil their potential through youth leadership and development programmes.
Working on a holiday programme is a fantastic way to develop leadership skills and gain experience working with people. Holiday programmes are a huge amount of fun and a very valuable way to give back to the community and gain invaluable skills.
Each school holiday period the YMCA runs up to 8 different programmes all over Christchurch City!
Have a look at what our volunteers do in this clip.
Some of the activities you may be involved in are: Movies, Tenpin Bowling, Mini Golf, Swimming, Antarctic Centre, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Adventure days, Indoor climbing and the list goes on! You will be required Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm and must be 15yrs or over.
The main aim of our Young Leader programmes is for young people to build confidence and develop their personal leadership qualities and skills.
The YMCA Christchurch’s goal is to create and provide an inspiring and inclusive environment and foster a supportive team culture, so that our leadership programmes can thrive and grow.
We also provide many varied opportunities for these groups to put their skills into practice.
Our Monday Leaders group meet weekly throughout the term. The programme focuses on
personal development based on the YMCA’s core values (honest, caring, responsibility and respect).
This programme runs during term time on a Monday 4pm to 6pm
Our Frontrunner term programme aims to provide a space for 12-15 year olds to come,
be social and build relationships with others.
At the same time the programme focuses on developing leadership skills and how to apply
these skills at their schools and in their communities.
This programme runs during term time on a Wednesday 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Our Intermediate-Y term programme focuses on developing personal and leadership skills whilst having fun and being active.
We are looking to develop:
• A group of confident young people
• An awareness of leadership styles
• The ability to work together as a group to achieve goals
• An understanding of how skills can be transferred into all aspects of life
This programme runs during term time on a Thursday 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
To enrol for any of these leadership programmes please email email@example.com or pop into the city YMCA to grab an enrolment form.
CYYC also works to strengthen the youth voice in the community by:
If any of the programmes above appeal to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for some more information.