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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.

1 week ago

Student Volunteer Army

Last Wednesday, the SVA held our AGM for 2018! It was an evening spent thanking our 2018 executive for the eventful year they'd had as well as talking about things to look forward to for the 2019 committee!

We also officially recognised esteemed individuals as Lifetime Members of the Student Volunteer Army! We thank you for all the good things you have each done along the SVA journey.

Dr. Rod Carr
Sam Johnson
Raf Manji - Councillor for Waimairi
Kestrel Ritchie
Isabelle Smith
Emma Pratt
Josh Blackmore

Our thanks goes out to our main sponsors and supporters; Volunteer Army Foundation (VAF); University of Canterbury; Citycare Group; Tavendale and Partners Limited and BDO New Zealand.

Thank you to our supporters for 2018; Environment Canterbury; Department of Conservation; Masonic Trust and UPS Power Solutions!
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2 weeks ago

Student Volunteer Army

A wonderful weekend spent away in Hokitika helping the local community with a range of projects! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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