Join a community eager to learn and grow in God and with each other. YWAM Kona offers a place for youth and the young at heart to be in training or in operations. Discover staff opportunities by exploring our schools/ministries or by checking our wish list.
Short-term volunteers: Check out our Kokua Crew or Mission Builders for six weeks, or a three months term.
Full-time volunteer staff: Inquire about existing opportunities or pioneer new ones, and after completing your journey with a DTS, join us by filling out our staff application. Our leadership track is recommended for most staff prospects who just completed a DTS.
We hope to make your application process as a staff of UofN Kona as simple as possible. Here are the guidelines:
Complete Staff Application Form
Begin your application by applying here: https://ywamkona.org/join-staff/
Please do not forget to hit ‘submit’ when you are finished, so that we can start reviewing your application. If you have paper forms to send, it is preferred they are scanned and emailed. You also must have two completed references before your application is processed.
The State of Hawaii requires everyone to be tested for tuberculosis (TB) and to submit evidence of a negative test. Testing must be dated within one year of your arrival.
If you are a non-U.S. resident, please be sure to speak with our Visa Desk – firstname.lastname@example.org. They can assist you with any visa documentation, and/or arrival letters for entering the United States.
All staff must have health insurance valid in the state of Hawaii for the full duration of their service at University of the Nations, Kona. Proof of health insurance is required to be shown at check-in with Staff Services. U of N Kona does not provide or recommend insurance for anyone on campus – students, staff, Kokua Crew or mission builders – and cannot be held responsible for any of their medical costs.
❏ Verify your personal information and your department
❏ Visit visa department
❏ Show proof of health insurance (without valid health insurance, you will not be able to complete registration, participate in any staff actives, nor live in campus dormitories.
❏ Pay $5 activation fee (quarterly) and $10 for a staff ID (one-time unless you need a card replacement) – credit/debit card only
❏ You can load money on your staff ID card after completing the check-in process at Gateway. (Staff lunches are complementary from Monday to Friday. All other meals cost $2/plate)
Staff housing is based on availability. After you are accepted, you can send campus-housing request, which is in your acceptance email.
• $400/month, $15/night 18 yrs+
• $300/month, $11/night 13-17 yrs
• $200/month, $8/night 8-12 yrs
• $100/month, $4/night 3-7 yr
• Family housing maximum of $1700 a month per unit
Got questions on housing? Email email@example.com
Blessings and thanks for saying “Yes!” to serving alongside our Kona Ohana!
If you're interested in staffing with YWAM Kona, apply online
For International missionary staff and volunteers at YWAM Kona/University of the Nations, Kona, there are specific visa requirements depending on the nature and duration of your voluntary service. After you have completed your application and are accepted, our Visa Desk will email you further instructions specific to you.
If you have further questions, or if you want information prior to applying, please fill out the form below, or contact us directly at