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The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) originated in Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The SVA has since become a multi-faceted movement with a focus on enabling New Zealanders to give back to their communities. The University of Canterbury SVA focuses on mobilising students to assist in their community. 

Whilst the Serve for NZ Campaign is focused on honouring the ANZAC spirit by encouraging New Zealanders to volunteer their time. The Primary Schools Program aims to instil the volunteer spirit in our youngest generation by enabling children to organise their own volunteer efforts.

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Student Volunteer Army

Changing the world starts with understanding the world. The Student Volunteer Army provides opportunities to be a global citizen, and make sure your impact on the world is a positive one.

Take the opportunity, and apply for our 2019 Exec. Applications close tomorrow 5pm.

www.facebook.com/events/911736902330333/

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What have we learned about global citizenship? 🌎

Changing the world starts by understanding the world. These students have showed us that being a global citizen is about taking responsibility to take sure your impact on the world is a positive one.
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"I can truthfully say my 2 years on the Student Volunteer Army executive has been the most rewarding experience of my life. The opportunity to lead what has grown from one of the great earthquake resilience stories was initially extremely intimidating, but once on the executive, I can honestly say that the support, cohesion and passion intrinsic in this organisation allowed me to feel right at home, and gave me the confidence to drive the club in the direction we collectively thought best.

Volunteering is a funny thing, in that whilst the majority engage in it do so to give to others, it is often those who are doing the giving who derive the greatest positive impact from the experience. It has been inspiring for me to witness the personal growth amongst the executives I have been a part of. Their practical and professional skillsets have expanded significantly, their confidence and self-belief have sky-rocketed, and they have all become whole-heartedly better people because of it.

I encourage anyone and everyone to put their names forward to be part of the team to lead this special club. You will certainly not regret it."

- Josh Blackmore, SVA President 2018

Applications are open for 2019 SVA exec!

For more information or to apply:
www.sva.org.nz/recruitment/
www.facebook.com/events/911736902330333/

If you have any questions, message our page or email recruitment@sva.org.nz
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Encouraging our youngest generation to become our future volunteers

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) originated in Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The SVA has since become a multi-faceted movement with a focus on mobilising New Zealanders to give back to their communities. The University of Canterbury SVA focuses on mobilising students to assist in their community, 

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