The Student Volunteer Army, which helped clean-up Christchurch in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, has switched to long term projects.
The University of Canterbury students have chosen to step away from earthquake-related service projects, to those with a more sustainable focus.
Army president Bridget Williams said the platoons of old have now implemented a new mission to make service become part of the student lifestyle.
She said students will be aligned with community projects, depending on their interests and skills.
Miss Williams will give a presentation at the first New Zealand Tertiary Engagement Summit at the University of Canterbury on 30 August.