Frequently Ask Questions
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What are Volunteers Fees use for?
The volunteer fees: contribution made by of each volunteer is expected to mainly help with Room and board at the YWAM Base accommodation. It is therefore important for each volunteer when budgeting to plan possible extra expenses such as for: - Immigration (visa extension when needed) - transportation - communication - Laundry and other personal expenses that depend on each individual.
Are there Any refund policies regarding volunteer fees?
we have no refund policy in place for volunteer fees at this moment; so ask any questions possible and consider your options before taking your final decision.
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’s opportunities around the world: locations, outreaches, training programs, staff opportunities, and more. When you click on an opportunity that interests you, you’ll find a Contact Us button that will allow you to get information directly from that location.
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 if their responsabilities and comitments allow them. To find information on raising personal financial support, Check or download the pdf on our staff ressource page (support raising for staff on the bottom menu of this site.
How can I give a donation to a YWAM staff person or student?
Since YWAM staff do not get paid, they rely on the generosity of people like you to be able to serve God through YWAM. If you would like to give a donation to a YWAM worker, student, or ministry, please see this page for more information http://www.ywamsl.org/financial-donation-option/, please send us a direct email for designation
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 global purposes of God and this will always be a primary focus for YWAM. However, now 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! Some of YWAM’s Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) specifically focus on providing mission training for families or older students, such as Crossroads DTS (CDTS) you can either do a CDTS or contact us to let us know your interest.”
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 person and all 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 social networking sites like the YWAM Facebook page.
What is a DTS or Crossroads DTS?
The Discipleship Training School (DTS), YWAM’s five-month introductory training program, is offered in over 200 locations around the world. The Crossroads DTS (CDTS) is designed for families or people approximately 35 years old and older.”
How do I apply, or join YWAM?
You can serve with YWAM on an short term outreach trip, as a student, or as a long term staff or volunteer . To join as staff, you must first complete a Discipleship Training School (DTS), which is offered in over 200 locations around the world. for a few weeks or days, contact us on this web site. YWAM has no centralized application process. Although YWAM does have Larger centres, contact us directly for details or apply online from this site for our cross cultural outreach, local outreach and other opportunities. for other YWAM centre we encourage you to contact their office directly for schedules and costs.
Does DTS training provide credit for other universities?
The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is one of the YWAM courses registered with YWAM’s University of the Nations (U of N). The U of N offers credits for the DTS which can be applied to U of N degrees (Associate, Bachelors, and Masters). Students receive 12 credit hours for the DTS lecture phase and 8 credit hours for the outreach phase. Also, credits from U of N courses are transferable to a number of respected Christian colleges in the United States.
Who is the leader of YWAM and what is the leadership structure of the organization?
YWAM was founded in 1960 by Loren and Darlene Cunningham. Today it operates as a family of ministries. To learn more about YWAM’s leadership, visit http://www.ywam.org/about-us/our-leadership/. For more about YWAM’s History visit http://www.ywam.org/about-us/history/
Does YWAM offer scholarships for its training courses?
Since each training center operates within their own framework, scholarships given would depend upon each center’s policy for financial aid. When you apply for a training program, ask if there are scholarships available. We at YWAM Saint Lucia are working hard to raise fund to keep school and program fees low or provide when possible scholarchip for persons in need. contact us if you can help or have a Question