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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.

Student Volunteer Week kicks off today (April 16-22) and is a chance to celebrate all of our awesome student volunteers, and to encourage more students to get involved!

#SVW2018

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#SVW2018 is just around the corner. What do you have planned? Visit www.studentvolunteerweek.nz for more info!

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We have just completed our UCan Volunteer Programme with a group of 40 Year 12 students from 7 Christchurch high schools.

Working alongside the Christchurch City Council’s Graffiti Programme we painted over a 150m long section of wall which was covered in graffiti, before working with an artist to paint a mural onto the wall.

We would like to congratulate all the students for completing the programme, and we look forward to hearing about all awesome projects you are going to do within your schools.

Thank you to the University of Canterbury, and all the schools for your continuous support of the programme!
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What’s the most important thing about volunteering? People. People like you volunteer. Check out seek volunteer to see where you can help. 

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SVA mobile app

Anyone can join the movement! Download our app to join the crew, serve your community and have fun at SVA events 

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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Citycare - SVA
School Kit - SVA partner