Support SVA


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Sponsor a SVA Kids Classroom

Communities aren’t what they were with service clubs, churches and political organisations sadly becoming very different to what they once were. The enduring challenge is getting our tamariki involved and interested at an early age.

Now, you can make a direct difference and help children have their first experience volunteering.

With your support, children can become volunteers for life. SVA Kids provides young kiwis with an amazing volunteering experience. This has been proven to foster engaged and altruistic members of the community for years to come. Your support means up to 32 children will experience their own volunteering projects, led and operated by the students themselves. Their teacher is provided with all the resources to guide the students to conduct a project that finds a gap in their community and support those in need.

Your support of $100 covers the costs of providing the SVA Volunteer Action toolkit to one New Zealand classroom.

The Wheelbarrow Club has been established to recognise a very special community of people: those that are monthly donors to the SVA and support our mission of connecting young people with their community and growing future citizens.

In 2010-11, the SVA’s green wheelbarrows were synonymous with the youthful and energetic earthquake response – and made it possible to shift over 400,000 tonnes of silt. Today, the Wheelbarrow Club has been created to acknowledge the people that make it possible for us to continue on our work.

Members can expect to hear regular updates on how your donation is changing lives in the community, as well as exclusive access to SVA events and opportunities throughout the year.

To join all you need to do is set up a monthly donation of your choice. By giving regularly you provide the tools to empower volunteers to make meaningful connections in their communities.

More about SVA Funding

The donation you make is not only changing the lives of young volunteers, but it’s also changing the shape of the communities that they live in.

Now’s your chance to make your donations go even further!

Did you know? Donations to SVA are eligible for a 33.3% tax rebate from New Zealand’s Department of Inland Revenue (IRD). Yet, half of all donation rebates, made to New Zealand charities, are left unclaimed.

Say hello to Fund a Future. They’re the first NZ company registered to file donation tax rebates directly with the IRD on your behalf. Not just for the current tax year but previous years, too! 2 minutes is all it takes to sign up, then Fund a Future will beaver away in the background to take care of your donation rebates every year from here on in. 

If you can spare 2 minutes to free up your spare money and help young volunteers thrive, sign up with Fund a Future now.

Additional Information

SVA is a registered charity. Our charitable registration number is CC47611.

The official name of the Charity is the Student Volunteer Army Foundation which trades under Student Volunteer Army.

You can see our annual financial reports here.

If you would like to make a direct deposit donation directly to our bank account instead, the account number is 38-9012-0891569-04.

Thank you for being so supportive!