Support SVA


🎁Help us, help others. 🌻

Seven days after the flood waters in Nelson receded 60+ SVA volunteers were organised with wheelbarrows and shovels ready to help those in need.

“Before they arrived I felt so overwhelmed with mud everywhere our house had a lot of damage… I cannot thank the volunteers enough.”

These actions don’t happen spontaneously. It is thanks to donations from people like you that we are able to create a sustainable volunteering movement ready to mobilise in times of crisis. Your support of $100 contributes to the cost of supplies and technology that allow us to respond urgently to disasters in communities all around our Aotearoa.


Teaching young people the power of volunteering creates a life-long commitment to community service. For every hundred dollars donated to the SVA Primary programme, we can reach another classroom of children – empowering them to recognise needs in their community and organise to address them.

Imagine the impact over a lifetime.

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.

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!