SVA Service Award

Your Record of Service

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With an SVA Service Award profile you can


Log your hours

Log any type of volunteering hours (at school, at home or in your community) you’ve completed online. We’ll award your first SVA Service Pin at 5 hours volunteering


Earn SVA Service Pins

As you reach each SVA Service Award volunteering milestone we’ll make sure you receive a pin. Wear the pin as a symbol of the contribution you’ve made to your community.


Build a Summary of Service

You can log every piece of volunteering you do over the five years you’re at secondary school. We’ll track it, keep a record of it, order it by date and make it available to you whenever you need.


Use the Summary of Service

You can download your Summary of Service as a PDF at any time. It’s going to come in handy for applications for jobs, uni, tech and scholarships.


Mix it up

This is a nationwide award framework. You can include any volunteering you’ve done, anywhere at any time. Home, school and community service will all be counted together.


This is a free programme

We promise there will never be any cost to you. Your pins and your summary of service will always be provided to you free of charge.

volunteering is…

If you’re doing something to help other people and you’re not doing it to make money then that’s volunteering.  Whether you’re putting out cones at sports events, organising the school ball, caring for a sick whanau member, washing dogs at the SPCA, planting trees or picking up plastic rubbish at the beach you’re making contribution to your community and that counts.


The SVA Award pins can be awarded by any nominated person at your school. You can also register independently online to receive these pins.

Member Pin

5 hours

Bronze Award Pin

32 hours

Silver Award Pin

250 hours

Gold Award Pin

500 hours

Our Partners & Sponsors

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in
democracy. When you volunteer, you vote
every day about the kind of community
you want to live in”.

Dr Syed Muhammad Zeeshan Hussain Almashhadi