At the start of each academic year, the Volunteer Centre welcomes about 15 LSE students as Student Volunteering Ambassadors. In this role, student volunteers will help inspire fellow LSE students to give up their time for good causes. Our previous ambassadors have got themselves involved in running promotional stalls, organising events during Student Volunteering Week, as well as posting on our social media and contributing to our blog. Read on to find out more about why our previous ambassadors enjoyed their experience and what could be in store for you should you wish to take on the role.
It will be good for your well-being
By taking some time off each week doing something different, volunteering has helped me through some tough times.
You’ll be able to meet new people and network
There are just so many good an interesting people you can meet from volunteering.
It was a good opportunity to meet other students doing similar things.
Volunteering can be a way to enhance your networking skills and create meaningful connections with people that share your interests.
You’ll really feel a part of the LSE
The role allowed me to think creatively to engage the student body whilst feeling more a part of the LSE.
You can discover London
As in international student, I was able to meet new people, get to know more about London and the UK.
Seung Deok Seo
You’ll enhance your CV
Recruiters are looking for people who, despite being busy, recognise the importance of doing something positive with their free time. Having done volunteer work will allow you to present yourself not only as a community-minded but also a versatile person with many talents and interests.
Develop your passions
Try something, discover your interests, passions and learn new skills. Not only can volunteering distract you from many sources of stress and boredom, but it will also help you discover where you “fit” best and for some, where you truly belong.
Are you inspired to become a Student Volunteering Ambassador?
Applications to become a Student Volunteering Ambassador 2018-19 are now open. For a complete overview on the role and all that it entails, please read the role description carefully. Please fill in the application form by the deadline which is Sunday 14 October 2018, 23.59. We look forward to receiving your applications.