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Why be a member?

As a member of Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective, you are welcomed into a community that is committed to contributing to the positive development of young people.

Your role and responsibility in this community is to practice under the Code of Ethics (COE) for Youth Work in Aotearoa, New Zealand and will be held externally accountable to this practice. 

Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective has a Complaints Department & Officers who are available if/when there has been a breach to the COE by you or other members in the community. 



What to Expect


All membership applications will have a kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) interview with our Membership Committee. This is a great opportunity to meet and see how we can best support you as well as answer any questions you might have. 

Individual memberships MUST complete a Code of Ethics Training prior to membership approval. You may still apply now, but membership will be held until this training is completed. 

Our membership team will contact you to organise your interview and help you register for your COE training. All you have to do is use the form below to register your interest.

Membership Options




Individual Member:
If you work or volunteer in an organisation that contributes to the positive development of young people. Ideal for:

  • Youth workers/coaches/managers

  • Youth council coordinators

  • Youth programme coordinators 

  • Volunteer youth leaders

*Free for students.
iscounts available if your organisation holds membership.


Organisational  Member:

Suited for organisations that work as a whole, or as a team, primarily with young people. Ideal for:

  • Youth Trusts

  • Youth organisations

  • Youth development teams within larger social services

Collaborative Partner Member:

Best for organisations or paid individuals that, directly or indirectly, contribute to the positive development of young people. Ideal for:

  • Philanthropic trusts

  • Training providers

  • Social services


Member Options

Membership Registration 

We will be in contact shortly to discuss membership details and schedule your kanohi te kanohi (face-to-face) interview. 

How do you prefer to be contacted?
Have you attended a COE training with Rerenga Awa?

Thank you for your interest.

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