• Whānau/family
  • Marae
  • Hapū/iwi
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Māori organisations
  • NGOs
  • Statutory organisations
  • Schools
  • Tertiary education
  • Alternative education
  • Training
  • Employment
  • Church/faith-based
  • Pasifika
  • Case work
  • Youth centres/cafes
  • Diverse sexualities and genders (queer)
  • Specialised youth services
  • Youth health services
  • Refugee and migrant
  • Ethnic groups
  • Sports and recreation
  • Youth justice
  • Neighbourhood/community development
  • Residential facilities
  • Health services
  • People of mixed abilities
  • Rural/urban
  • ABL (Adventure Based Learning)
  • Camps
  • Outdoor pursuits/recreation
  • Youth groups and clubs
  • Uniformed groups (Youth Service Organisations)
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Kapa haka/mau rakau
  • Performing arts and visual arts
  • Rites of passage programmes

Youth workers work with young people in these contexts to create opportunities for them to meet, make friends, participate in a range of experiences together and reflect on their personal and group development and wider social, economic and cultural contexts.

Opportunities are provided for youth workers to engage in quality relationships with young people and to respond to youth issues. These are central to the development of the youth work relationship and lead to positive youth development outcomes.

This Code of Ethics seeks to encompass and value activities that are carried out in all youth work contexts.