The Christchurch City Council has urged residents to join the quake recovery effort spearheaded by Federated Farmers.
The Farmy Army launches its clean-up programme tomorrow with Fulton Hogan, City Care, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and the council.
The rendezvous point for all volunteers is being managed by Federated Farmers at the Canterbury Park Showground's operations centre, Curletts Road.
This is being run with the SVA's IT team, who will coordinate the collection and disbursement of information received from property owners throughout the city.
Bad weather is not expected to affect operations.
As river stop banks have been compromised in parts of the city, in the event of heavy rainfall with high tide, teams will be redeployed to sand bagging duties as a priority in areas now susceptible to flooding.
Federated Farmers' Carly and Shona Sluys will head the mapping and distribution team, with support from Fulton Hogan and City Care.
Affected areas will be broken down into zones and sub-zones, with teams allocated accordingly.
Each group of approximately 20 people, will be led by a team leader who will be responsible for the activities of that team and recording all activities as each street is cleared.
This information will be fed into the management programme at the end of the day. Zone Leaders will be responsible for ensuring this is actioned and for liaising with Fulton Hogan or City Care as streets are cleared and signed off.
Federated Farmers says it is vital they remove the silt as soon as possible.