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SVA Connect the Community

This Saturday, 23 May, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) will be holding their biggest event of the year: CONNECT THE COMMUNITY, sponsored by City Care. However, they can’t do it alone, and need the support of volunteers to make it an amazing day for the Phillipstown community!

If you haven’t heard of Connect the Community before, basically it’s an amazing day where SVA members help a Christchurch community with a range of different projects! This year the event is in it’s third year. The last two were centered in Burwood (2013), and Ilam/ Riccarton (2014). Both of these times around 150 volunteers turned up, so SVA are hoping for a similar level of support this weekend!

The day will include loads of helpful jobs, such as: painting, gardening, cooking, moving things, or getting creative! Whatever the community need SVA to do they are there to help them out! Then they’ll finish the day with a big community BBQ where they’ll provide a delicious spread for all of our wonderful volunteers and the community members!


There will be FREE transport to Phillipstown leaving the UCSA carpark at 8.30am, and bringing volunteers back at 2pm. There will also be FREE food provided on the day, and of course the BBQ!

If you’re available please volunteer to help out, as it will really make a difference! Especially because Phillipstown was hit so hard by the earthquakes, and then again recently with the closure of their much loved primary school. So give them a hand if you can this weekend! Sign up online, and visit the facebook event page to find out more.