Welcome to Raise Up

Let’s make cool things happen.

Raise Up is all about empowering young people and spreading the love in our community while having heaps of fun.

Joining the crew is an awesome opportunity to develop your skills as a leader, make some new friends, and run epic events. Here at the Y Christchurch, we have heaps of cool spaces and tech, and we’re right in the middle of the city!

Words from your Coordinator

Kia ora! My name is Brittany and I am the coordinator for Raise Up Ōtautahi. I was raised right in the 03 but I have spent lots of time living and working overseas.

I’m super passionate about working with young people and doing good in the community. My goal is to create a space here at Raise Up where all are welcome and heard. You will have the chance to develop your leadership skills, plan cool events for your friends, plus eat lots of food!

Come check out Raise Up if you’re interested in making life-long friends, running awesome events and helping out your community. We would love to see you there!


Upcoming Events


Youth Volunteers Night
Estuary Clean Up
Movie Night
ANZAC Day Hot Chocs at Dawn Service
Ōtautahi Youth Market

Past Events


Community Beach Clean Up
Baking Workshop
Pink Ribbon Breakfast
Community Tree Planting
80s Movie Night
Eco Workshop
Event Management Workshop
Games ‘n Chill Night
Sustainability Workshop
Camp at Wainui
Community Fun Day at Bishopdale

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Ōtautahi Crew Meetings


Mondays 4pm-6pm


4C Centre, 12 Hereford Street

Join Us

Keen to join the crew?

Apply HERE


Want to find out more or see how things run? Email brittany@ymcachch.org.nz

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