The UC Student Volunteer Army will again be returning to the streets of Christchurch – this time to help out residents of Woolston – and UC staff are invited to join them.
On Saturday 14 May 2016 volunteers will be ‘mucking in’ across the suburb to respond to calls for help from local community groups and residents.
Students and staff will be getting involved in a variety of projects including property clean-ups, cleaning up the Heathcote River, tree planting and helping the community establish further habitats for the endangered black-billed gull. All of this will be culminating in a community lunch at Bamford School for volunteers and residents to enjoy the day.
Driving this event is Volunteer Army’s desire to make service a part of the student lifestyle, with the same intergenerational collaboration and community engagement seen in response to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 remaining with the club five years on.
Alex Cheesebrough – Student Volunteer Army – President