Research completed by the LSE Volunteer Centre shows that 100% of organisations who recruited volunteers from LSE have been satisfied with their impact.

Key findings

  • 96% would recommend the LSE Volunteer Centre to other organisations recruiting volunteers.
  • 30.4% of charities have had LSE students go on to do paid work for them after volunteering.
  • The primary reason charities work with the LSE Volunteer Centre is that they successfully recruited from LSE before.


When asked to describe the impact of LSE students and the LSE Volunteer Centre charities said:

‘They have brought creativity and energy, as well as the necessary skills and insight, to our projects. Without them we would not have achieved what we have.’

‘LSE students have contributed to our organisation by being fantastic and reliable mentors for our young people.’

‘The LSE Volunteer Centre has been fantastic. They’ve helped us recruit volunteers, been quick to respond to any queries and have helped us build our future recruitment strategy. Thank you!’

‘All of the LSE students we have worked with this year have been incredibly dedicated, capable and efficient.’

David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager says:

We’re delighted to see that LSE student volunteers continue to make a huge impact with the organisations they work with. This feedback proves what we already know: that LSE students are some of the most passionate, dedicated, hard-working and inspirational people in the UK. When paired with incredible organisations, that work to solve some of the most complex social issues, we see real results that improve society for everyone. It’s an incredible ‘win-win’. We look forward to continuing to work with our 400 partners over the summer and in the 2017/18 academic year.

How to recruit LSE students 

If you’re a charity and would like to recruit LSE students find out how we can help on our website. If you’d like to be at our 2017 volunteering fair on 2 October please apply before 3 September.