Instead of spending your Easter break searching for eggs, you could volunteer!
Lent Term is almost over which means no more classes for a while. Besides writing essays and preparing for exams you hopefully have a bit more spare time, at least in summer. And besides exploring London and going on holidays you could consider volunteering. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and to give back to the community. We don’t want to keep you away from your Easter brunch and egg hunt too long so we selected 10 exciting volunteering opportunities for you. Read on to find out what different roles you can fill.
10 volunteering opportunities
- Get fit, meet new people and help the community by participating in one-off group runs with GoodGym.
- Thousands of people run the London Marathon each year whilst fundraising for charities. Cheer and clap for the runners of your favourite charity on 23 April, for example Anthony Nolan or The Children’s Trust.
- Help Code Club Bangladesh diversify its funding streams one day a week as a Fundraising and Marketing Intern.
- Do you only have a couple of hours per week to give? You can raise money and coordinate individual donations for Action For Refugees In Lewisham (AFRIL) by volunteering remotely for 1-2 hours per week.
- Interested in music and museums? Become a front of house volunteer at the Handel & Hendrix museum.
- Make a difference to someone with a learning disability by volunteering for two hours per week for One Westminster.
- Are you a Millennial interested in journalism? Why not become a Briefer for The Intelligence Brief (TIB), the world’s largest Millennial-led organisation?
- Help Westminster Befriend a Family by becoming a Projects and Operations intern for one day a week.
- Participate in a one-off volunteering shift with a friend to help The MoonWalk raise awareness and money for breast cancer.
- Become a helpline volunteer for The Mix to support young people.
If these opportunities aren’t what you’re looking for, don’t worry, the LSE Volunteer Centre team regularly posts volunteering opportunities for you on CareerHub. You can also browse CareerHub for one-off opportunities.