The development programmes we run for young people - ages 6 to 18 - have the right balance of education and fun. Please refer to the questions and answers below for any questions you may have.

Does St John have any programmes for children?

For New Zealand to have strong communities that are healthy and care for each other, we must invest in young people. At St John we do just that.  Our St John Youth programmes are designed to provide opportunities for young people to learn, develop leadership skills and grow their confidence, all within a curriculum that is fun vibrant and educational.

Are there any St John Youth groups in my area?

We have close to 200 youth divisions all across New Zealand. Find one close to you >>

Who can join St John Youth?

St John Youth is for anyone who wants to learn new things, meet new people and have a lot of fun along the way!  St John Youth offers two unique programmes - our Penguin programme for 6-8 year olds and our Cadet programme for 8-18year olds.  If you are over 18 years of age, but still interested in joining a youth programme, check out our leaders page.

How do I get an information pack sent to me?

You can request an information pack by either emailing youth@stjohn.org.nz or calling us on 0800 ST JOHN.  Alternatively, feel free to check out our youth website, which may be able to answer some of your questions in the meantime.

Is there a cost?

To join St John Youth, we ask for a $10 donation per school term.  We also require a $50 bond from each member, so they can receive a St John Youth uniform.

How will I know St John offers a safe environment for my child?

At St John we take pride in providing a safe learning environment for our members.  We have a robust child youth protection policy that is supported by good leader recruitment procedures and training for all of our leaders.  If you would like to know more, visit our youth website or ask your local St John Youth divisional manager for a copy of the policy. Your local divisional manager can also talk you through this policy and how we apply it.

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