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May Gold Pin Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who have each volunteered 500 hours and earned gold SVA Service Award Pins. Thank you for making such an awesome contribution to your communities! Seini Teaupa, Auckland Seventh-Day Adventist High SchoolUngatea Vea, Auckland...

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How can you help end racism?

Salam alaikum, Volunteering tends to be focused on environmental action as it’s easiest to do - however, this often means more complex issues like overcoming racism get left behind. As we approach the first anniversary of the Mosque Attacks in Christchurch, it is...

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February Gold Pin Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who have each volunteered 500 hours and earned gold SVA Service Award Pins. Thank you for making such an awesome contribution to your communities! Alexandra Banks, Christchurch Girls' High School - Te Kura o Hine Waiora Danil...

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Catch up with the Club: what’s on for Semester 1?

Summer is drawing to a close, and we know what that means; a new semester for the Student Volunteer Army at the University of Canterbury! I caught up with the Events team to find out how their first week has gone and hear all about what they’ve got planned for the...

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December Gold Pin Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who have each volunteered 500 hours and earned gold SVA Service Award Pins. Thank you for making such an awesome contribution to your communities! Alyssa Rose Morris, Rangitikei College Luke Mackey, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu...

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November Gold Pin Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who have each volunteered 500 hours and earned gold SVA Award Pins. Thank you for making such an awesome contribution to your communities! Pippa Nally, Kāpiti College Hayley Searancke, Kāpiti College Evalina Brunoro-Beilman,...

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October Gold Pin Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who have each volunteered 500 hours and earned gold SVA Award Pins. Thank you for making such an awesome contribution to your communities! Isaac Heap, Christ's College Scania Coffey, Gisborne Girls' High School Isabel Smirk,...

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what schools are saying

This is perfect for our school. We have so many students who act as unpaid caregivers for grandparents and siblings at home. Ironically, this is often a barrier to producing a full CV of service related activities when it comes to completing applications for study or employment. The Service Record component of the Awards means our kids can be recognised for the work they actually do - exciting times

Vicki Cotton, Head of Careers - Sacred Heart Girls' High School

We are currently undergoing an awards review in our school to explore how we can make this more accessible and visible across all year levels so this will be fabulous.

Chris Jordan, Assistant Principal, Greenbay High School
“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