Join our team!

Have you done a DTS? Join our team full time on one of our vessels, outreach locations, or at Port YWAM in Kona, Hawaii. Grow in your personal relationship with God, be a part of a vibrant Christian community, and make a long term impact.

It’s been a joy to work in a very diverse community full of gifted individuals, each with their own passions. I’ve learned a great deal about the ministry and my fellow volunteers. I cannot think of a better environment to volunteer in.
- JAIME GOMEZ, Communications Department, USA

Staff Opportunities

We have many opportunities for long term staff. Our staff are passionate about the work they do and personally raise their own financial support to serve. All of our long term staff are DTS graduates. If you are interested in joining us please see the opportunities listed below.

Port YWAM is the home of YWAM Ships Kona, a repurposed hotel in a prime location on Alii Drive in downtown Kona, Hawaii. Port YWAM has five classrooms, multiple offices, and facilitates our logistical support & training around the world. We have immediate opportunities in the following areas:

  • Administrator/Office
  • Web Design
  • Video Editor
  • Maintenance
  • Kitchen/Cook
  • Hospitality/Housekeeping
  • Bus Driver with CDL
  • DTS Staff
  • BCC Staff
  • IPHC Staff
  • SONS Staff

Living on board

Life on board a ship is a lot of fun. Living in close community will be a new experience for some and we want all to work together to make it an enjoyable experience. Here’s more information about what life aboard a ship looks like:

Serving in Staff at YWAM Ships is such a fulfilling and ever-expanding experience. So many roles are necessary to complete the Great Commission. There are so many possibilities here to serve God and the mission of reaching the nations and our community. I love being a part of it and experiencing firsthand a lifestyle of faith and going for what God has for us!
Serera Fontaine - training office

Staff Fees

For current staff pricing please contact us at: [email protected]

Have questions? Let's talk!

Our registrar team is available to help you along the way, and answer any questions you may have. Email us at [email protected] or check out the volunteers FAQs.

Interested in Making a Difference?