The LSE Volunteer Centre connects students with charities to help them find rewarding volunteering opportunities. About 60 percent of our students currently volunteer during their time at LSE and we aim to increase this number even further. We’re therefore always on the lookout for interesting volunteering opportunities.

How can you get involved?

Upload your opportunities on our vacancy board

The easiest and quickest way to get involved is
by uploading your volunteering roles on LSE
CareerHub
, our free online vacancy board. Once you’ve created an organisation account you can post your opportunities so our students and alumni (up to five years) can find them.

We’re looking for anything from one-offs to
long-term opportunities and any roles from event stewards to trustees, but we’re especially looking for skilled roles because LSE students have lots to offer.

Our 2018 Partner Survey showed that all organisations were satisfied with the impact LSE
students made in their organisation. This didn’t
surprise us: our students are a dedicated bunch.

‘Our LSE volunteers were reliable and friendly mentors who have improved pupils’ confidence and self-esteem and helped them to improve their written and spoken English.’ (2018 LSE Partner Survey)

One-off volunteering

During term time we organise a one-off volunteering programme. We’re looking for weekday opportunities, ranging from a couple of hours to a full day. Previously students have sorted food, packed ‘spit-kits’, and transcribed World War One diaries. We can also bring a group of students in as voluntary consultants to help you with a specific issue. Why not give us a call or send us an email to discuss the options? See below for our contact details.

Write a blog for us

We’re always on the lookout for engaging content so if you have LSE students volunteering with you, we’d love to hear about their experiences. Organisations can also write an informational blog post. Guidelines are on our website and you can contact us to discuss the options too (see below).

Consultancy

We also provide advice on (student) volunteer management. For example we offer insight and guidance into the best practice for engaging student volunteers and can help you with your recruitment strategy. We can also help you with any other questions on student volunteering.

‘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!’ (2017 LSE Partner Survey)

Want to know more?

We would love to hear from you if you’d like to get involved with the LSE Volunteer Centre. Please see our website and blog for more information and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for updates. Alternatively, send an email to volunteer@lse.ac.uk and/or give Dave Coles, the Volunteer Centre Manager, a call on 020 7955 7132.

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