21 Aug 2013

Volunteer Army to change core focus

2:03 pm on 21 August 2013

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.