The UC Student Volunteer Army will be running a volunteering event on ANZAC Day, which is open to staff, students and all members of the public. The event is at Broad Park, North Beach and will involve a variety of volunteer projects including pruning, mulch spreading, clean up and planting.
Coffee and a free pancake breakfast will be available from 8.30am onwards, with volunteering kicking off at 9am. The event will finish with a community bbq.
This volunteering event is part of ‘Serve for NZ: Anzac Day’, which was started by the UC Student Volunteer Army in partnership with the Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and the University of Canterbury.
The initiative was run as a pilot programme last year and this year organisers are hoping to see increases in the number of New Zealanders who ‘pledge’ to Serve for NZ this ANZAC Day.
Indicate your interest in the SVA event and see details on Facebook
or pledge one hour of your timet to #ServeforNZ at SEEK Volunteer
Watch video from the Serve for New Zealand launch event here
Read student blog on how service benefits us
Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day 2017 is encouraging everyone to give an hour of time to their local communities on (or before) Anzac Day in 2017, to further the shared ideals of the RSA and the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army.
Serve for New Zealand was created as a gift to the RSA to commemorate their 100th birthday and as a way for Kiwis to celebrate the legacy of service. Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day was run as a pilot project in 2016 and the inaugural event saw over 6,600 hours pledged.
Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day is designed to encourage everyday Kiwis to offer an hour of their time in their local communities on a day of national significance. Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day 2017 aims to be even bigger and better, to create the greatest volunteering impact we can across the country.
Help create the greatest movement possible
You may have a current project you have organised or you could create a new project and pledge to Serve for New Zealand Anzac Day. Think about what groups need help in your community – the local school, childcare centre, Plunket, the local park, etc.
Encourage your volunteers to show they’ve supported you AND Serve for New Zealand, by pledging their time on the website.
If organising a project sounds too hard, simply go to the website and pledge an hour of your time to an existing project already listed – it’s that easy.
To learn more visit the website: or email firstname.lastname@example.org and like the Facebook page.
Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day 2017 is a partnership between The UC Student Volunteer Army (SVA), the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association Inc. (RSA) and the University of Canterbury (UC) and is kindly supported by SEEK Volunteer.