The LSE Volunteer Centre is very proud of the number of students that volunteer during their time at LSE. You told us last academic year that the main reason holding you back from volunteering was you didn’t feel you had enough time to commit to regular volunteering whilst successfully completing your studies. As a result, this term we’ve expanded our range of one-off volunteering opportunities.

The success of short one-off volunteering opportunities has inspired us to launch the #JustOneHour campaign during LSE Student Volunteering Week 2017. Below is a list of all the things you would usually spend an hour doing, as well as a list of what you could spend an hour doing instead – volunteering and making a difference!

What would you ordinarily do with one hour?

  1. Take a nap
  2. Go to the gym/ take a gym class
  3. Play Fifa
  4. Go shopping
  5. Watch the first half of a football match (and the half time coverage)
  6. Go for a coffee with a friend
  7. Do one academic reading (if you’re lucky…)
  8. Get a manicure or a pedicure
  9. Write an introduction of an essay
  10. Scroll through your Facebook news feed repeatedly
  11. Get a haircut
  12. Play Candy Crush
  13. Update your LinkedIn/CV
  14. Watch Netflix

What could you be doing with one hour?

  • Help set up boxes in your halls to recycle food for FoodCycle on 12 March or 23 March

Other volunteering opportunities

This list is just the beginning when it comes to quick and easy volunteering opportunities! Many charities and non-profit organisations are now creating many more similar volunteering opportunities  to fit more easily into our daily lives. A quick search for volunteering opportunities on CareerHub will allow you to see all the opportunities we have available if none of the above interest you. We hope you consider volunteering. Remember, it takes #JustOneHour to make a difference!

All credits go to Robyn Gordon, one of our amazing Student Volunteering Ambassadors, who came up with the idea of the #JustOneHour campaign!