It’s bad enough that it is exam time and this chilly winter we are having simply isn’t helping! There are a number of libraries across campus that you can visit to do you study and also keep warm. The Central Library (Puaka James Hight) is not the only library on campus. There are heaps of other options if you want to get away from the crowds of the Central Library.
We’re now onto Day 2 of NZ’s National Volunteer Week, and our second volunteer activity spotlight!
Student Volunteer Army students know there are a lot of different things they can get involved in with our world-famous UCSA club. On the Co-curricular Record, first-year undergrads can sign up to four different categories of volunteer groups.
The first available are SVA Big Event Members. These volunteers work within the SVA’s bigger events on campus – examples being the Random Acts of Kindness Week with a range of different activities, the Colour Run and Connect the Community.
Next are SVA Third Party Volunteers. Joining this activity will have you carrying out a wide variety of tasks requested by local organisations in Christchurch where needed as representatives of the SVA. Past activities included working with Youthline, Red Cross and Gap Filler.
SVA Weekend Project Members work directly with Christchurch locals when they need assistance. This role guarantees you some interesting and rewarding weekends, with some examples of tasks being beach clean-ups, painting fences and gardening.
Finally, one of the more world-famous roles goes to the SVA Disaster Relief Members. These volunteers assist where needed in response to disasters – most notably in light of the Christchurch earthquakes, and recent fundraising for Nepal.
Now that you know what’s available, feel free to sign up for one or two (or all!) on the Co-curricular Record so you can have these experiences noted down on your Record!