UC SVA launches nationwide COVID-19 initiative

06 April 2020

The University of Canterbury's largest student club, the Student Volunteer Army, has launched a national volunteer response to support people impacted by COVID-19.

The University of Canterbury's largest student club, the Student Volunteer Army, has launched a national volunteer response to support people impacted by COVID-19.

UC SVA volunteers are doing this by supporting essential services across Aotearoa through volunteering: they’re providing childcare for the tamariki of healthcare professionals and have built a grocery store system for those aged over 70 (and the families of healthcare workers).

SVA Volunteers are working with essential services to provide:

  • Pick-up and delivery of essential grocery items through an online shop
  • Childcare of healthcare professionals’ tamariki
  • Working with pharmacists to help deliver medications.

For more info go to: sva.org.nz

For further information please contact:

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168