Port Hills Fire Recovery - Part 2
Jul
1
8:30 am08:30

Port Hills Fire Recovery - Part 2

With support from the Summit Road Society, the SVA will be running two single day events to prep and then plant a portion of the Ohinetahi Reserve, which was left devestated by the 2017 Port Hills Fires.

Port Hills Fire Recovery - Part 1
Jun
24
8:30 am08:30

Port Hills Fire Recovery - Part 1

With support from the Summit Road Society, the SVA will be running two single day events to prep and then plant a portion of the Ohinetahi Reserve, which was left devestated by the 2017 Port Hills Fires.

RAD Bikes
May
7
11:45 am11:45

RAD Bikes

RAD Bikes and SVA have teamed up to kick start term two! This event is a must if you love bikes and want to have a go at building them, or even if you just love destroying things! This is a pretty cosy project so get in quick if you are interested. 

Click here for more...

Apr
28
Apr 30

Turtle Rehoming and Rescue - Animal Expo

TO ALL YOU ANIMAL LOVERS: Jump start your volunteering for term two by coming along to help out Turtle Rescue and Rehoming set up for the Christchurch Pet and Animal Expo. We will be transporting turtles, tanks, posters and stands to and from the Expo and helping set up the stall for the big day. Come along to get those warm fuzzies, and a chance to see and learn about turtles! 

For more information and to sign up, please see our app.

Serve for NZ
Apr
25
9:30 am09:30

Serve for NZ

Serve for New Zealand is encouraging you to give an hour of your time to your community on (or before) Anzac Day! We're asking you to pledge time to a project or neighbourly activity, to help up honour the kiwi spirit of service.

Serve for NZ: SVA Anzac Day Project
Apr
25
9:00 am09:00

Serve for NZ: SVA Anzac Day Project

  • 1B Broadpark Rd Christchurch, Canterbury, 8083 New Zealand

The Student Volunteer Army is a proud partner of the Serve for New Zealand campaign for 2017, encouraging everyday Kiwis to give an hour of their time to their community on (or before) Anzac Day. 

Click on this event to join us in Serving for NZ in North Beach, Christchurch.

Camp 1: Hanmer
Mar
24
Mar 26

Camp 1: Hanmer

Come join us on our first weekend away for the year! We're heading off to Hamner for a weekend of volunteering, meeting new people, and a little bit of fun and hot pools!

The Big Give
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

The Big Give

  • Rocking Horse Road Christchurch, Canterbury, 8062 New Zealand

SVA starting 2017 off big, teaming up with the UCSA, we are bringing you our very own o-week event - the big give! We want 1000 of you to join us in cleaning up rubble, clearing walking tracks and making a picnic area on Rocking Horse Road Spit! We'll even provide a live band to top the day off! See you all there!

For more information, see here, or check out the facebook event!
Information about signing up will come closer to the time.

Clubs Day
Feb
21
Feb 22

Clubs Day

  • Science Rd Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand

Come join us at the University of Canterbury Clubs Day to sign up, hear about what we're up to, and get a cool tee-shirt and some free ice cream! We're going to be set up near the corner of Science Road and Engineering Road on the Okeover Lawn.

We look forward to taking on 2017 with you!

Nov
9
Nov 12

Volunteer at Cup and Show week Races in Christchurch!

Māia Health Foundation NEED YOU!  Māia Health Foundation is a charitable trust recently established to raise funds for essential health projects. It is currently committed to raising $5.2m for enhanced children’s facilities and a larger helipad for the new building at Christchurch Hospital.   Māia is looking for volunteers to sell Māia wristbands during New Zealand Cup and Show Week at the Canterbury A&P Show (9,10,11 Nov) and the Addington (8 Nov) and Riccarton (12 Nov) races.  Shifts are only two hours long - your entry is on Māia and the karma coming your way is on you!  
Please get in touch with the team at Māia at info@maiahealth.org.nz to register your interest and for more information. 

Charleston Reserve Bird Habitat Restoration
Oct
1
9:45 am09:45

Charleston Reserve Bird Habitat Restoration

We're teaming up with City Care and the Park Rangers to help restore the breeding habitat of the Black Billed Gull which is the worlds most endangered Gull species. Out at the Charleston reserve we will be spreading gravel on small islands to recreate their natural breeding habitat. We started this project last year and as a result of that the Black Billed gull was seen nesting in the reserve for the first time in 10 plus years!! So if you're keen to help out a native bird species and have a delicious BBQ afterwards then sign up on the app to come. Transport will be provided on the day.

SVA AGM
Sep
13
7:00 pm19:00

SVA AGM

The Student Volunteer Army AGM will be a night where we can celebrate what we've achieved throughout the year. We'll also unveil some exciting plans for next year and introduce the new 2017 committee. We're putting on free kai and heavily subsidising drinks so you won't get malnourished. There'll be a live band playing some bangers for you as well so we've got all bases covered for a good night. We'd love to see you come celebrate with us.

Please sign up here.

Godley Head Track Building
Sep
11
8:30 am08:30

Godley Head Track Building

We're teaming up with Doc and the airforce cadets on the mountains above Lyttleton Harbour to build a walking track so everyone can experience the pristine views as we will be. Godley Head used to be a military base in WW2 so there's lots of old bunkers and artillery that we'll be working amongst. As always we'll be putting on kai and refreshments so we'd love to see you out there! 

Please click here to sign up. 

Lyttelton Working Bee
Jul
31
10:00 am10:00

Lyttelton Working Bee

We're teaming up with Kakariki Environment club to head out to Lyttelton and give Alison (70) a hand turning her dream of restoring her back section from overgrown to a veggie garden/orchard into reality. Sign up to escape the city for a morning and a free lunch!

Please click here to sign up.

City Care Connect the Community Spreydon
Jul
31
8:20 am08:20

City Care Connect the Community Spreydon

It's back! We loved seeing everyone at our last Connect the Community event so much that we thought, why not do it again? This term SVA is heading to Spreydon where we’ll provide free transport, free food and warm fuzzies - what more could you ask for? Whether you find yourself painting a mural, planting trees, baking a cake or even building a house for displaced turtles (yes it’s a real project), CTC has something for everyone. Buses will leave the Foundry at 8:20am for a 9am briefing at West Spreydon School. 

Please click here to sign up.

Backyard Muck-In
Jul
24
8:45 am08:45

Backyard Muck-In

This project will focus on clearing up the backyards of a couple of disabled families and we need your help! These people have contacted us directly and are really in need. Sign up using the link below for a rewarding morning and some free kai!

 SVA presents City Care Connect the Community: Woolston
May
14
8:20 am08:20

SVA presents City Care Connect the Community: Woolston

  • 90, Ilam Road Christchurch New Zealand

Join SVA in Woolston on the 14th of May for a morning of helping out residents in need, saving the local black-billed gull, walking along the Heathcote as we give the riverbank a spruce-up or channelling your inner artist with our painting projects. It's set to be an epic day with a free community BBQ at Bamford school for everyone involved. 

Serve for NZ
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Serve for NZ

If you are yet to sort out what you will be doing for your hour of service on ANZAC day this is the perfect opportunity for you!If you are yet to sort out what you will be doing for your hour of service on ANZAC day this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Willowbank Habitat Restoration - Kiwi Experience
Apr
3
9:00 am09:00

Willowbank Habitat Restoration - Kiwi Experience

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a Kiwi? Well here's your chance to do so for free! All you need to do is come and help out the team at Willowbank Wildlife reserve for a morning of clearing overgrown areas to be replanted with native bush.
 

South Brighton Bridge Clean Up
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

South Brighton Bridge Clean Up

To work with the wider Christchurch community to cut down the broom, dead small trees and gorse for their removal to restore the area to its pre-earthquake state, followed by a BBQ.

SVA Camp - Marlborough Sounds
Mar
11
Mar 13

SVA Camp - Marlborough Sounds

Fancy a weekend away volunteering in the picturesque Marlborough Sounds? The UC Student Volunteer Army is heading north to assist in the building of the Link Pathways track that joins many of bays and coves together.

Sep
26
9:30 am09:30

Sun's Out, Guns Out - Weekend Muscle Project

  • 90 Ilam Rd Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand

Now that spring is rolling round, it's time to get your muscles** out for this weekend's awesome project!

WHEN: Saturday, 26th of September, 9:30 AM

WHERE: Meet at UCSA Car park to catch free transpo. Should be back around 12:30

WHAT: Main tasks will be odd jobs around the house for residents of Redwood

NOTE: Please bring your drink bottle and wear warm comfy clothing

BONUS: Come along and get a FREE SUBWAY VOUCHER to treat yourself after your hard work!

What are waiting for, click on the link below to sign up!

**Big muscles not actually required!

Any questions, feel free to email muscle@sva.org.nz

Thanks Bush Inn SUBWAY, for getting us through the day! 

Jul
26
9:00 am09:00

Gully Colony Habitat Restoration

On Sunday, July 26th, SVA in partnership with City Care will be heading out to restore a Gully Colony. Join us for a fantastic day! Transportation from the University will be provided and a BBQ Lunch is too! 

With free food and transpo, what are you waiting for, sign up now by clicking the link below!