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Regions - #1 Northern Region - 2645 Members Regions - #2 South Island Region - 2473 Members Regions - #3 Central Region - 2314 Members Districts - #1 Waikato District - 658 Members Districts - #2 Christchurch District - 635 Members Districts - #3 North Auckland District - 600 Members 6269 Total Youth Members 1163 Total Youth Leaders

Join St John Youth

Penguin and Cadet Membership 

Member donation 

St John asks parents or caregivers for a donation towards their childs learning. This is a contribution towards the general running costs of attendance such as stationery, hall hire and subject resources). 

The donation requested is: 

  • $10 a term ($40 a year) for the first family member;
  • $5 a term ($20 a year) for each additional family member. 

Additional costs 

  • We may charge extra activity fees for camps, visits or other activities on a case by case basis.
  • A non refundable uniform contribution of $50 for Cadets, $25 for Penguins, is required before we can issue a uniform. The uniform remains St John property and must be returned in a good condition upon members leaving the organisation. 

* St John has funds available to meet costs in cases of hardship 

How to Join 

So long as there is a division in your area, it is very simple to become a member of St John Youth. 

We recommend using the Youth Map to find your closest division that meets on your preferred night. Come along and visit to see if the Penguin Programme could be right for you. 

Even if you might have already decided you want to join, we encourage young people to come along a couple of times and only join when you are absolutely sure you want to.

Become a Youth Leader

So you want to become a Youth Leader? Or perhaps you’re just thinking about it..

..well let us start off by saying thank you!

The main requirement to be a leader is time. What we need are capable people who can find time to help run our programmes. In return you get to help young people develop and grow, watch them mature and add something to their lives.

Become a Youth Leader

We will help you into a role that suits you, so please click here if you would like to know more.