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The SVA Big Give is back for 2019

The Student Volunteer Army (SVA) Big Give is back for 2019 and bigger than ever.

For those who have missed it, the Big Give brings together up to 1000 students for a morning of volunteering, followed by a free lunch and concert. It is our largest student volunteering event since the Christchurch earthquakes.

This year we will be helping out at two sites along the Styx River, restoring and strengthening the catchment’s unique ecosystem. Together, we will be planting native bush, weeding, mulching, painting, and revitalizing a nature trail. 

Afterwards, line up for free food from the Malaysian Society (CMSA), Korean Society (UCKS), as well as the infamous SVA snags, as you groove to the funky tunes of The Raddlers. Mr Whippy and a coffee stand will be on standby too for those of you who have a bit of spare change in your pocket.

Don’t forget sturdy shoes, sun protection and water. We’ll give you an SVA member’s tee to complete your volunteer aesthetic.

All you have to do is download the SVA app, click on the Big Give event and say you are going. Then turn up to the Foundry at 8.30 am on 2 March and we will sort out the rest.

Download the SVA app here for Android and iPhone.

Follow the SVA on Facebook and Instagram for more details and promos.

And finally, here is a video from Big Give 2018 to get you amped for some volunteering this coming Saturday!

Sell yourself for free stuff – volunteer on Open Day

The Events and Partnerships team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to sell themselves for free stuff and help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible. There are only 16 spots left so get in quick!

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We need you to volunteer in the following areas:

Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
Providing help and support is your gig.

There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.

Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

FREE stuff: For your trouble you get a cool tee shirt to wear (and keep), a drink bottle, your choice of finger-less gloves or a beanie and all the tea, coffee and hot chocolate you can drink from the volunteer’s kitchen.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

If you have any questions email the Events team at events@canterbury.ac.nz

Volunteering makes you more attractive

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Step right up, step right up and volunteer for Open Day – Thursday 13 July. It will make you more attractive; on paper, i.e. your CV, because it makes you look community minded.

The Events and Partnerships Team are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible.

We need you to volunteer in the following areas:

Supplier of Smiles (Welcome Ambassadors)
You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.

You’ll be stationed at one of our welcome points to warmly greet our visitors to UC, hand out tote bags, scan tickets of registered attendees, welcome visitors off buses, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day.

Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
Providing help and support is your gig.

There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.

Data Gatherer (Survey Collector)
You’re confident asking people what they think.

iPad in hand, we need you to confidently approach attendees and get their feedback on Open Day. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we need to run a successful event every time.

Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

If that isn’t enough, you get to wear a cool red t-shirt and you’ll be given a gift to keep you warm on the day.

Volunteer by filling out the form here>

If you have any questions email the Events team at events@canterbury.ac.nz