After the madness of Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is a chance for the LSE community to come together to show why it’s good to give. Run by the Charities Aid Foundation the idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause.

The LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG are giving you the opportunity to get involved with a number of events taking place on Tuesday 28 November and one of our Student Volunteering Ambassadors has written four reasons why you should get involved.

We will have a stall outside of SAW where you can get involved with microvolunteering and you can learn more about the work of the LSE Volunteer Centre.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet your Student Volunteering Ambassadors and to learn more about their volunteering work.

You can also book in for a #JustOneHour one-off volunteering opportunity with Medical Aid Films.

LSESU RAG will also be running their “Get a tin, bring it in” campaign to collect food. Keep an eye out for their collections points across campus all week long. They are also working with DKMS to sign up potential blood stem cell donors from LSE. It only takes a few minutes to take a swab test to find out if you can make a difference.

David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, says “Giving Tuesday is the perfect time to donate your time or money and we’ve come up with some fantastic opportunities for you to do so! We know how generous the LSE community is when it comes to charity and we want to make Giving Tuesday an annual fixture in the LSE calendar.”