Student Volunteer Army (SVA) Event Volunteer

Activity

SVA Event Volunteers help carry out SVA projects such as assisting people move house, building animal shelters or walking pets for the SPCA. They participate in at least three projects and carry out a wide range of tasks, including guiding and supporting other participants.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 3 modules of 12 hours per module.

For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. 

Contact

Aisling Rayne
Email: alumni@sva.org.nz

More information on SVA is available on their website: http://www.sva.org.nz/

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • B8 - Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • B9 - Technology – You organise and store information for easy access.
  • C1 - Communication – You can share and write information clearly.
  • C2 - Initiative and Enterprise – You plan and generate solutions to cope with changes.
  • C3 - Leadership – You successfully organise and manage a team.
  • C4 - Learning – You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning and organising – You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem solving – You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member.
  • C7 - Self-Management – You identify skills that could make you more successful.
  • C8 - Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • C9 - Technology – You select the best applications to use for specific tasks.
Matrix intersection points for Student Volunteer Army (SVA) Event Volunteers (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UCSA affiliated
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?