The UC Student Volunteer Army actively encourages students to volunteer within their community. Following the creation of the SVA, after the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake, over 11000 students were involved in city wide clean-up and support. The SVA continues to play an important role within the community providing assistance to those in need, supporting community groups and projects, and giving students volunteering opportunities. The SVA is the second largest club on campus with over 1400 members, so you’re sure to make lots of new friends and connections once you get involved. Our motto ‘Be the change’ describes how we aim to help students become involved with volunteering and to provide events at UC which have a positive impact.
The SVA has won many awards for its service as a club at UC. SVA has been awarded the Best Community Contribution award two years in a row now, at Supreme Clubs Awards in 2013 and 2014. Additionally in 2014 the SVA President Bridget Williams was awarded Outstanding Contributions to Clubs Award for her two years of service. All of these awards are voted for by the students of UC which just goes to show the positive change that SVA is creating at UC and in the Christchurch community.
2015 is going to be a huge year for SVA with heaps of awesome events and projects on the horizon. Our Launch Night is just around the corner on 11th March and is a great opportunity to come along and meet the exec and other members, enjoy the bar tab and listen to amazing guest speakers. SVA is also proud to support the 2015 Color Run which is coming up on 15th March. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on how to get involved! This year we will also be holding evening Soirees every second week for our volunteers to come along and hear about upcoming volunteering opportunities. We will also be returning to spread the love on campus with our Random Act of Kindness week in July and of course there will be weekly volunteering opportunities to get out into the Christchurch community and BE THE CHANGE!
If you need help with a project or anything, feel free to get in touch with us via Facebook or you can email [email protected]