We have launched a national volunteer response to support people impacted by COVID-19.
We’ve partnered with some amazing organisations to launch the SVA Grocery Delivery Service: bringing essential groceries to those in our community that can’t just ‘nip down to the supermarket’.
Designed for those aged over 65, those that work in the essential services and anyone who needs it (due to a medical or personal situation); we deliver groceries within 48 hours, across Aotearoa.
If you’d like to join us as a volunteer, or need support, please read the information below. And, if you love what we’re doing and you’d like to help us, we’d gratefully welcome your donation.
Kia kaha Aotearoa,
Chief Executive & Founder
Student Volunteer Army
If you prefer phone assistance, you can contact the Student Volunteer Army Helpline between Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm.
0800 005 902
Can we call your family member? We have a friendly team of phone operators who can call someone you support each week to take their order over the phone. Set this up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, number, and preferred day for a phone call.
Donate to SVA
The Student Volunteer Army is a movement of people, supporting connection and community in times of need but we need your help. We are a registered charitable trust and only survive on your donations to cover our expenses.
Please consider becoming a monthly donor to SVA. Just $20 per month has a significant impact on our operation across New Zealand.
The Student Volunteer Army was founded during the Canterbury earthquakes; people from all walks of life (not just students!) came together to shovel silt, help those most affected and sometimes, just have a cup of tea during those uncertain times.
Almost a decade later, we continue to work with young people and our partners, to provide community-based solutions and connection.
Now, during these unprecedented times, we are combining our experience in both the disaster and health space, to provide a nation-wide volunteering response.
We have used our platform to build a ‘matching system’, which enables us to support those that need help and our volunteers – and deliver this all whilst practicing social distancing!