We have a variety of ministries that serve our city of Salem and provide ways for you to get involved in missions locally. 

Student Tuition Payments

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Join YWAM Salem Staff

If you've done a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) and want to commit a minimum of 2 years to missions, this is a great option for you!


Be a missionary with YWAM 

We are a community of diversity, young and old, from different places and different backgrounds. However, we have a common vision and purpose to train, inspire, and equip people who will go out to love, inspire, and transform the world.  If you feel God calling you to full-time missions after your Discipleship Training School (DTS) we would love to talk to you about how you could fit in to this!


Staff Details

Join our vision

The vision of our base/campus is to train, inspire, and equip people who will go out to love, inspire, and transform the world. We do so with three primary focuses: 

  1. Train people to become frontline missionaries to be sent out long-term to the nations, and specifically to support our partner nation, Thailand.
  2. Inspire people to get involved locally with our ministries in Salem.
  3. Equip incoming DTS students to go to the nations. We also have secondary schools provided as an option for out staff to take to continue their own personal equipping journey.

Where will you work?

We have a diverse set of departments to hopefully align with your desires and skills, and possibly even help you grow in other areas. We will try our best to match your desires to a place of need on the campus.

Here are some areas of service:

  • Kitchen
  • Worship Team
  • Intercession Team
  • Maintenance/Grounds
  • DTS and Secondary School Staff
  • City Ministry (i.e. Evangelism, Refugee, International Student outreach, counseling)
  • Creative Marketing
  • Student Communications and Recruitment
  • Cafe Barista
  • Hospitality
  • Youth Camp Ministry (Mission Adventures)
  • Ropes Course
  • Network and IT
  • Administration
  • Accounting


How long is my staffing commitment?

Here at YWAM Salem we ask staff to make a 2 year commitment. We have found that this is a good amount of time for a person to be able to find their place in the community, as well as grow in the role(s) that they are serving in. By committing to our campus you are committing to our work week, but also to community events and times of celebration for our YWAM family too!

How much do I need to support raise?

When it comes to raising support we believe that the Lord desires for our needs to be provided for, for us to live a life of generosity, and to be able to be sustained for the life He has called us to. To accomplish this we have set a baseline of financial support to be raised per month, that must be met before arriving on staff:

  • Single Person - $500 per month
  • Couples - $1,200 per month
  • Families - $1,500 per month

Where will I be living?

Once you have been accepted as staff at YWAM Salem, feel free to ask the Personnel representative about housing at personnel@ywamsalem.org. There is limited housing and you will be placed in a house according to availability and need. Housing is not guaranteed and/or permanent. All the houses belong to YWAM Salem, it is important that we steward the property for the future generations. The Housing Department will do their best to house each single, couple, or family into a house while looking out for the best interest of the entire campus. If you have specifics that you wish to have for your living space, there are many neighborhoods and affordable apartments surrounding the campus.

The housing on campus comes with appliances and is furnished with essentials (bed frames, mattresses, couch, table, and some basic kitchen utensils). If you would like anything different than this you are free to provide this. Most of the housing on campus is a shared space. Families, couples, and all singles will have to share a kitchen and living room space.

How do I sign up for staff?

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Apply Online

You can start at this step any time! We'll collect some personal information from you (i.e. where you're from, your birthday, education/work background, etc.) We'll also ask some get to know you questions and hear more from you about your heart behind applying.

→ Go to online application

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Connect with your References and Pay Application Fee

Staff applicants must have 3 references from: a spiritual mentor/employer, a YWAM leader/base director, and a friend. You will specify the name and email of those people in your application and we will automatically send them the form through email. Your part is to let the person know you’re asking them to fill something out!

→ Pay your $15 application fee online here

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Application Reviewed

Our personnel department will review your application within 24 hours and connect with you about the status of it. Once your references come in your application will be prayerfully considered by key leaders within 10 days.  We'll connect with you after that about next steps. 


Prepare to Come

Upon acceptance, our personnel department will connect with you and guide you through everything you need for a successful arrival. Our support and resources aim to make your transition onto staff as easy as possible.

→ View our "preparing to come" checklist

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Popular Questions and Answers. If you have another question, feel free to contact our personnel department directly.