Serve for New Zealand: Anzac Day brings together The Student Volunteer Army (SVA), the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association Inc. (RSA) and the University of Canterbury (UC) to create a conversation about the Kiwi spirit of service.

In 2016, with a strong connection to service and volunteering, the SVA and UC wanted to find a way to honour the Anzac spirit while also giving back to the community. Serve for New Zealand was created as a gift to the RSA to commemorate their 100th birthday – and as a gift to New Zealand to share with Kiwis the legacy we hope the Christchurch earthquakes will forever ignite: the legacy of service.

Launched in 2016 as a pilot project, over 6,600 hours were pledged by over 4,400 individuals all over New Zealand. We’re bringing Serve for NZ: Anzac Day back in 2017 – and making it bigger and better, to create the greatest volunteering impact we can!

Our Vision

  • To further the values and spirit of the Anzacs by mobilising communities to partake in neighbourly or community service projects on Anzac Day Mission
  • To embed community­ wide volunteering across generations, across New Zealand, for one day
  • To offer individuals a way to participate in Anzac Day
  • To strengthen knowledge of volunteering and the importance of service

Our Values

To learn and practice the values of ‘The New Zealand Story’ in a community setting:

  • Kaitiaki
  • Integrity
  • Resourcefulness

To honour the values of the Anzacs, which are core to the New Zealand spirit and identity:

  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Comradeship
  • Commitment
27668 hours
Pledged By
8549 individuals

Thank you

Thank you for pledging your time to #ServeforNZ!

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