Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson is the co-founder of WeVisit and Adjunct Fellow in the School of Education and Leadership at the University of Canterbury.

Most well known for founding the Student Volunteer Army after the Christchurch earthquakes and for his work in the international disaster risk community, Sam returned home in 2016 to develop a social enterprise called ‘WeVisit that connects and shared skills between generations.

Sam has been previously named a Young New Zealander of the Year award, Communicator of the Year and is #17 on the Readers Digest Most Trusted New Zealanders list. He is a member of the Ministry of Youth Development Partnership board, Westpac Sustainability Advisory Board and Secretary of the International Association of Volunteer Effort.  



"Can you please pass on our thanks to Sam.  The feedback I received was all positive, and staff found it very motivational and interesting which was the reason behind holding our strategy day" Kylie Hunt, Selwyn District Council 

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