Here's an overview of our past projects. We're always happy to share with you our experiences if you wish to try something yourself! 

SVA Working in Avondale, Christchruch in 2012

SVA Working in Avondale, Christchruch in 2012

Students mobilising to clean up Christchurch

The SVA was foundered in 2010 following the devastating Christchurch earthquakes. 11,000 people were mobilised and coordinated to clean up Christchurch by a team of students from the Univeristy of Canterbury.  We have collated research, photos, interviews and opinions here for you to use. Please contact us on office@volunteerarmy.org for more information. 

 

Concert goers partying after their 4 hours of service! 

Concert goers partying after their 4 hours of service! 

The Concert, Thanks to Skinny Mobile

We wanted to prove that young people can be mobilised outside a disaster. Together with Skinny Mobile and over 200 other supporters we produced a concert where time, not money purchased a ticket. 4+ hours of volunteer time purchased a ticket to the show creating 50,000 hours of service! 

 

Young people from around the world join Christchurch residents to share their experiences from disasters and create action plans to increase resilience at the Looking Beyond Disaster UNESCO Youth Forum in 2012. 

Young people from around the world join Christchurch residents to share their experiences from disasters and create action plans to increase resilience at the Looking Beyond Disaster UNESCO Youth Forum in 2012. 

Sharing experiences internationally 

SVA Founder Sam Johnson and Foundation Co-Founder Jason Pemberton have traveled extensively with UNESCO, IAVE, UNISDR, corporate partners and youth groups to work with young people in disasters, and share the Christchurch experience.