YWAM Chico 

Staff Opportunities

If you’ve finished your DTS and feel that God is calling you to full time missions then we may have an opportunity for you to join us.

Our staff are from diverse backgrounds, nations and are all ages with many singles and families living together in this beautiful canyon. We share a passion for serving God, making Him known locally and internationally and we are part of a community that trains and equips the body of Christ to make disciples in the ends of the earth.

YWAM Chico is a very unique campus. We run training schools, we’re involved in local and international ministries and we steward our large conference center. Throughout the year many YWAM and outside groups come to our campus for camps and conferences.

Our staff spend time each week in community activities (worship, prayer and intercession) and serving the base in an area that best suits their skills and our current needs. Our staff also participate weekly in one of our local ministries. Throughout the year we provide training and development opportunities for our staff as well as local and international short term outreach trips.

Most of our staff live on the campus, we will discuss housing with you in more detail detail during the application process.

At YWAM Chico we have 3 on-boarding dates a year for our new staff to come.  This gives us an opportunity to orient you well and introduce you into YWAM Chico life. 
Jan. 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
Aug 10, 2021


Communication is vital. Talking and praying with potential students is a very important part of what we do here!


Envision creating an oasis in a dry land. We have an expansive campus with many beautiful areas that need a few green thumbs to keep them lush and beautiful. If you have skills in landscaping or as an arborist, we’d love your help.


If you like numbers and you’re a good organizer there’s a role available in our finance team.

School Staff

Discipleship is the core of YWAM. If you have a heart for discipleship, we have a place for you!


We like making pretty things. What about you? We’re looking for web designers and graphic designers. Are you into photography or videography? We have a place for you!


Good food adds a little je ne sais quoi to a YWAM base. Are you trained in food service? Or is feeding people your love language? We have community meals year-round, and during conferences our kitchen serves up to 400 guests. Grab an apron and c’mon!


Love networking? Want a challenge? We have a huge campus in a canyon with a nearly century-old brick hotel. And we need a 21st century network. Tag, you’re IT!


Our campus has more than eighty buildings, many of which are a century old and in need of remodeling. If you have construction, maintenance or mechanical skills, you could be a godsend.


Every year our staff serves thousands of people from all over Northern California that attend camps and conferences here. It’s an important part of our ministry to make guests feel welcomed and leave feeling refreshed.

Join the Family

All YWAM staff are required to have successfully completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS).

Our full-time staff positions require a two-year commitment.  YWAM staff positions all around the world are non-paid volunteer positions. To join us you need to have financial support from your network of friends, family and church to meet your expenses including housing costs.  We discuss the minimum support requirements for our staff as part of your application process.

What's your Passion?

We realize that you may have a skill or passion not mentioned above, but there is something else you are skilled in that could be a great addition the YWAM Chico community and team. Please, contact us and see how your skills and talents can but used to serve God in Northern California and the nations.