Some frequently asked questions about YWAM:
How big is YWAM, and how can I find the closest location?
With over 18,000 staff volunteers, YWAM is one of the largest Christian charitable organizations in the world. To find a location near you, use our search feature.
How do I find out about opportunities, and get the YWAM address list?
The search feature in this site allows you to browse through YWAM locations, outreaches, training programs, staff opportunities, and more. YWAM also has a printed guidebook containing most of the those ministry and training opportunities, called the Go Manual. Click here to order YWAM's Go Manual, and YWAM promotional and foundational teaching material.
Do YWAM staff get paid?
To join YWAM as staff anywhere in the world, you need to have your own financial backing. Many YWAM locations can help people put together a prayer and financial support team (often through friends, home groups, churches, relatives, etc.) before they join as staff. Most YWAM staff meet their financial needs through financial supporters while others hold an additional paying job for financial or ministry reasons.
Is this mission only for young people or only focused on young people?
Youth With A Mission began as an organization to help young people get involved in the Kingdom of God and this will always be a focus for us. However, we also believe that age is a state of mind, and many people join YWAM as a second career or after retirement. Some of the young people who joined us in the 1960s are still serving with YWAM, and so are some of their grandchildren!
Can you help me locate a person who currently is in YWAM or was at some time?
YWAM does not have an international administrative office that maintains a database of every YWAM staff and YWAM alumni. If you want to connect with a person in YWAM, please contact the location they work with directly or their last known location. Another avenue is to try YWAM social networking sites.