Volunteer Army Foundation

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Mobilising young volunteers to listen, learn and care for the world around them.

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  Canterbury Programmes Volunteering

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) originated in Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

The SVA has since become a national movement focused on engaging students of all ages in volunteering for personal, professional and community development.

In 2017, the SVA model was adapted and expanded into a low-cost, highly scalable program that can mobilise young people to learn the basic principles of volunteering, identify a community project, build a team and a plan to execute that project and then review their impact.

We currently have 32,000 students annually take part in #SVASchools and anticipate 30,000 high school students to take part in our new program SVA Service Badges.

More about us

The SVA Foundation operates around New Zealand to mobilise, encourage, and support a new generation of volunteers. The SVA ethos is that anyone – no matter your age, skills or ability – can be a volunteer.


Latest donations

  • Antz Rohan

    Antz Rohan on 22 Dec 2015


    Merry Christmas!


  • C E Robertson

    C E Robertson on 21 May 2014


    Son-in-law's birthday gift or part thereof


  • C E Robertson

    C E Robertson on 21 May 2014


    Yet another donation as a gift--this time my daughter's birthday


  • Christine E Robertson

    Christine E Robertson on 04 May 2014


    A part of my birthday gift for my son who went to Canterbury University years ago


  • Christine Robertson

    Christine Robertson on 11 Apr 2014


    I now make donations on their behalf as part of every birthday and Christmas gift to my immediate family--3 out of 4 graduated from Canterbury University. They like this idea.


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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Volunteer Army Foundation (Charity)

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