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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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This space has been volunteered to promote volunteering.

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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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