Greetings from Port Vila, Vanuatu and the National Office of YWAM Vanuatu!
We have many opportunities for you and your team to serve here in Vanuatu whether it is with a local Vanuatu church, partner organizations or with one of our own YWAM Vanuatu ministries. We have an opportunity for you!
Type of Ministry
Vanuatu is a Christian Nation and church plays a very central role in all of society and everyday life. The majority of people know the Gospel, God is important to them and they are active in one of the countless churches. We strongly encourage second level UofN schools and specialized ministry teams to consider doing outreach in Vanuatu as the needs are great and manifold, especially in the more remote corners of our little nation.
Length of Time
Relationships are key to reaching the Ni-Vanuatu people so, we encourage teams to stay in one location for a minimum of 2-3 weeks to be most effective on outreach. We have found that many pastors and ministry leaders appreciate this. At the same time, should you decide to go and minister in a small village or outer islands, outreach teams can also become a burden to the community and in those cases we suggest a team limit their stay to maximum two weeks. For teams coming on a shorter trip, we can tailor your outreach to your needs.
Upon arrival in Vanuatu, visitors receive a 30 day free tourist permit which can be extended to 4 months for a fee of 6000vt per person. EU nations receive 90 days free.
NOTE: Because the outreach community in Vanuatu is small and well connected, once you’ve made contact with one of us we ask that you resist the urge to contact various ministry locations, local churches or other ministries directly as this often makes things more confusing and bog down the process. If you do have existing relationships for outreach in Vanuatu please feel free to set up your outreach through them, however, our office will still need to know about you coming so that we can submit your team’s details for proper registration and permit exemptions.
All teams need to be registered with the YWAM Vanuatu National Office for Labour Permit purposes. To start the application process please email us to request an outreach application form.
Be blessed and have a great day!