Volunteer Staff Opportunities


We are excited that you have come to have a look at what opportunities there might be for you to join our staff team here at Marine Reach! What we love the most about all the various opportunities there are, is that YOU could be the next person God uses here to expand our staff team, and be part of our family as we grow.  It will take all of us working and serving together to see God fulfill His dreams for this place.  These are exciting times as we pioneer the visions and dreams that are now coming into being after 20 years of prayer!!  Does that get you excited??  YOU can join us in being a part of history in the making!! Have a look at some of the options:

All of our positions (except for the Mission Builders program) require a minimum commitment of one year. We’re pretty sure you’ll love it here so much, that one year will not be long enough!! But that’s the starting place. Our mission builders can commit to a maximum of 3 months.

There are basic boarding costs in the amount of $140 NZD per week for staff who are housed in ministry accommodation. This amount covers your accommodation and food. All other personal expenses will be your responsibility.

Based on the 16th Foundational Value of Youth With A Mission, all of our staff work on a complete volunteer basis. This means that none of our staff receive a salary or wage from Marine Reach, but rather rely totally on God for finances, through relationship-based support. We believe this allows many more people to get involved in the ministry, and to share the story of what God is doing. Join our team, and become a living testimony of God’s enduring faithfulness!



DTS Staff is your opportunity to make disciples that make disciples. In addition to walking closely with the students of the various streams, you will help set the culture for the school through your leadership, prayer and intercession, worship, and lifestyle of knowing Him and making Him known. If you want to be on the cutting edge of what God is doing in the nations, this is your chance. We ask that all staff make a minimum one year commitment, and do encourage staff to prayerfully buy in to the long-term vision of the ministry. However, in order to grab a hold of the particular flavour and DNA of Marine Reach Training, we require that all accepted applicants participate for at least three months in the ministry staff department, before joining the DTS Staff team.

Here is a brief overview of the responsibilities of our DTS Staff:

-Biblical Discipleship

-Small Group Leading

-Team Building/Leading


-Outreach Program Preparation & Liasing

-Prayer Ministry

-Heart & Spirit Ministry to the Students

Come and be a part of discipling the next generation of world changers. Join the Marine Reach Training DTS Staff Team!



Administration Staff

There are so many needs in this area, with IT and Tech savvy people needed as well, but these roles especially.  For you who love administration and love working in an office.

  • Accounts Book Keeper  the role involves helping our administration team in the Accounts Office. This includes receipting, banking, invoicing, filing, paying bills, data entry, etc. Training for the position will be provided – previous knowledge of accounting is not required!
  • Assistant Registrar  the role involves being part of the Registrars Department. The role includes communication with prospective DTS students, social media, filing, paperwork, reports, and more. Training will be provided!
  • Media Department – this department is all about telling the story of what God is doing in this place. We need people who have skills with photography, video, editing, sound recording and editing, writing, story telling, drone flying, and so much more.  Take the gifts God has given you and make His name great through media!


Ministry Centre Staff

If you love to serve and bless people in a community setting, then serving as Ministry Staff might be for you. The Ministry Staff team are vital for the smooth and effective running of our base. You will be part of an amazing team whose heart is to bless our DTS and the Marine Reach whanau (family)

  • Maintenance Team (Plumber, Electrician, Builder/Handyman)– this involves making sure things work, fixing things, building, maintaining the shed, refining processes for maintenance.
  • Housekeeping Team– ensuring housekeeping supplies are plentiful, daily base laundry, general cleaning and tidying, organizing base linens, etc.
  • Hospitality– handling guest services and general upkeep of the centre extras (i.e. flowers, decorations, etc), meet and greet guests, and serve as part of the events team.
  • Landscape Team (Groundsman & Gardener)– general maintenance of the grounds around the Centre and liaising with Chief Hui Kakahu about the valley, general upkeep of the garden of reflection, pruning, planting veggies and fruits, maintaining the green house.
  • Food Services Team (Cooks & Cooking Assistant)- this role involves, cooking, ordering, serving, and menu planning; also part of the events team.
  • Duty of Care Representative – Ensuring that the Health & Safety procedures and systems are in place, seeing to H& S supplies, solving potential safety problems, assessing trends in health and safety.
  • Ministry Placement Team– Organizing ministry placements (also known as work duties), administration, leading ministry placement devotions Mon-Fri, liaising with school leaders & department heads for schedules and ministry placement needs.



If you really don’t know where you would fit – that’s okay too! We have a program called Mission Builders for those who are interested in coming for a short-term to simply help out somewhere. Send us an email for more information on this program.