Further Assistance

A directory of additional support

Further Assistance

Kia ora!

As the Student Volunteer Army, we’re really proud to be delivering the best volunteering programmes for the youth of Aotearoa New Zealand – with thousands of students volunteering through the SVA each year, we’re focused on ensuring that they get all of the support that they need from our small charitable organisation.

Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we are unable to assist with individual or bespoke volunteering requests. However, we’ve been lucky to work with a number of extraordinary people and organisations over the years – and we’ve compiled a list of others who might be able to support your request.

SVA Call Centre

πŸ“ž 0800 005 902
Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm

Additional support

COVID 19 Healthline
πŸ“ž 0800 358 5453
🌏 https://covid19.govt.nz/

Non Medical Government Helpline
πŸ“ž 0800 779 997
🌏 https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/providers/responding-to-an-emergency/index.html

Mental Health
πŸ“ž Mental Health line – phone (or free text) 1737
🌏 https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

Mental Health Life Line
πŸ“ž 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
🌏 https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

Youthline
πŸ“ž 0800 376 633 or free text 234
🌏 https://www.youthline.co.nz/

Samaritans
πŸ“ž 0800 726 666
🌏 https://www.samaritans.org.nz/

Anxiety NZ
πŸ“ž 0800 269 4389
🌏 https://www.anxiety.org.nz/

CDHB Crisis Resolution
πŸ“ž
03 364 0482
🌏 https://mherc.org.nz/directory/cdhb-hospital-services/psychiatric-emergency-service

Age Concern
πŸ“ž 0800 803 344
🌏 https://ageconcerncan.org.nz/

Food Banks NZ
🌏 https://www.foodbank.co.nz/foodbanks

Food Banks
πŸ“ž0800 Hungry 0800 486 479

Salvation Army
πŸ“ž 04 802 6269
🌏 https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/

Community Ministries (welfare) Enquiries
πŸ“ž 0800 53 00

Ministry of Social Development
πŸ“ž 0800 779 997
🌏 https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/

Kainga Ora (Housing NZ) 8am – 1am 7 Days a week
πŸ“ž 0800 801 601
🌏 https://kaingaora.govt.nz/

Tenancy Protection Association
πŸ“ž 03 379 2297
🌏 https://www.tpa.org.nz/

Oranga Tamariki
πŸ“ž 0508 326 459
🌏 https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/

Help in your home
🌏 https://www.govt.nz/browse/health/help-in-your-home/maintaining-your-house-garden/
🌏 https://www.govt.nz/browse/health/help-in-your-home/day-to-day-personal-care/

Family Violence
24/7 Crisis Line (Women’s Refuge and Battered Women’ Trust)
πŸ“ž 0800 733 843
🌏 https://womensrefuge.org.nz/get-help/

AVIVA
πŸ“ž 0800 2848 2699
https://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

Emergency services –Β New Zealand Police, Fire Services and Ambulance
πŸ“ž 111
🌏 https://www.police.govt.nz/
🌏 https://www.stjohn.org.nz/
🌏 https://www.fireandemergency.nz/

If what you’re looking for isn’t reflected in the above, do get in touch with us by emailing help@sva.org.nz