Our association unites international youth work trainers who fully commit to and comply with our mission, the pledge and the Code of Conduct of the Guild and who are willing to actively contribute to the Guild’s activities. Every member is required to follow the Code of Conduct during their training activities and provide possibility for their participants to report in case the member of the Guild breached the conduct.

In a nutshell, what you can expect from joining the International Youth Work Trainers Guild and what we stand for is: quality development, recognition, peer support, place of belonging, advocacy and unified voice, professional development, professional benefits and security. We hope this resonates with you and that you would like to join us!


The Guild of trainers offers two different levels of engagement.

Compare the benefits of engaging with the Guild at different level.


50€ per year

Vote at General Assembly

Decide trainer advocacy priorities

1st priority selection to Guild's events

Free participation at the Guild's events

Free access to 360° appraisal platform

Trainer work opportunities

Involvement in project teams


30€ per year

Suggest agenda for General Assembly

Suggest trainer advocacy priorities

2nd priority selection to Guild's events

25% discount for event participant's fee

50% discount to 360° appraisal platform

Trainer work opportunities

Involvement in project teams


Application Process

Submit application

Choose your engagement level and submit the completed application. Within four to six weeks the Membership group will review the application and will inform your about the next steps.

Verify references

During the application process the Membership group will contact your training references and consult with the members of the Guild about your work as a trainer.

Joining the Guild

You will be informed about the decisions for membership and then invited to on-board the communication channels of the Guild. Your membership will be valid for one year period.