In New Zealand, 2 out of every 3 people participate in voluntary or unpaid work*


Volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved with the local community, and provides great opportunities to meet new people and experience ‘life as a kiwi’. Christchurch is an especially great place to get involved, as there has been a recent increase in the number of young people volunteering.

The Student Volunteer Army is a student-run volunteer group that provides opportunities to do volunteer work on community projects during term time. Anyone is welcome at their projects – especially students. This is a great way to meet new people and connect with the larger Christchurch community. It is also a wonderful opportunity to get some real-world experience which can be very valuable when looking for work opportunities.

Click here to see the upcoming Student Volunteer Army projects, or go to their Facebook page to find out more.