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    Guest Post by Anne Siebenaler: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Guest Post by Anne Siebenaler: Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Anne Siebenaler, MSc Development Studies 2018, is one of our Student Volunteering Ambassadors this academic year. Having done quite a lot of volunteering before her time at LSE, Anne believes that volunteering can have a real positive affect on people, communities and society in general. Read on as she details how giving to others can improve your careers prospects.
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Guest Blog by Chris Seow: Mentoring with ReachOut

Chris Seow, BSc Politics and International Relations 2019, volunteers with ReachOut at one of their Club projects alongside his degree. Chris is in his first year of mentoring at a Primary School in Tower Hamlets and is involved with the Students for Children Society at LSESU. Chris sat down with ReachOut and discussed his experience volunteering with the mentoring charity and […]

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LSE Volunteering Awards 2018

The LSE Volunteer Centre is on the lookout for nominees for the LSE Volunteer of the Year award and the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award. The winners will be announced at our annual LSE Volunteers event on 26 April 2018.

If you know of an LSE student or organisation that should be recognised for going above and beyond […]

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It’s LSE Student Volunteering Week 19-25 February!

Every year during Student Volunteering Week the contribution and impact of student volunteers is celebrated all over the UK and even more students are encouraged to get involved. This year is themed around Student Civic Engagement because volunteering can benefit you in the following ways:
1. Improves your well-being
2. Develops your employability
3. Contributes positively to civic life on and off campus

Almost 40 percent of […]

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    Guest Blog by Clare Yip: A Fun Evening with Youngsters in their 60s

Guest Blog by Clare Yip: A Fun Evening with Youngsters in their 60s

Clare Yip, MSc Management Information Systems and Digital Innovation 2018, is one of our Student Volunteering Ambassadors this academic year. This January, she led a group of students as they volunteered at the Young @ Heart 2018 Party organised by the Coin Street Community Builders. Read on to find more about her experiences and why not get involved with a […]

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Young Funding Network at LSE

On Tuesday the 6th of February, the Young Funding Network (YFN), the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSE SU RAG will be coming together to support three innovative non-for-profits: TERN, Britain has Class and Healthy Living Club.

The YFN, part of The Funding Network, supports new ideas towards making social change in an exciting and effective way. They host several crowdfunding […]

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    Top tips to make the most of the International Development Volunteering Fair

Top tips to make the most of the International Development Volunteering Fair

The IDEP International Development Volunteering Fair is taking place on 30 January 2018 from 5-7pm. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to meet a wide variety of organisations and charities which offer a range of UK-based and/or international volunteering opportunities in the field of international development.  Make sure you book your place on LSE CareerHub and read on to find out how you can […]

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    LSE director Dame Minouche Shafik volunteered with FareShare during the Christmas break

LSE director Dame Minouche Shafik volunteered with FareShare during the Christmas break

Over the last couple of years many LSE students have volunteered at a one-off opportunity with FareShare, a charity which fights hunger and food waste. We told LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik about this and she was very impressed by this and interested in participating. Therefore, Minouche offered to volunteer with FareShare for a day in the Christmas break, together with […]

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    Guest blog by Fergus Deery: Volunteering with Kith & Kids over Christmas

Guest blog by Fergus Deery: Volunteering with Kith & Kids over Christmas

Fergus Deery, Admissions Assistant in the Graduate Admissions Office at LSE, volunteered with Kith & Kids over the Christmas break. Read on to find out more about his experiences and why not become a volunteer for Kith & Kids if it inspired you to volunteer?
Focusing on abilities

Since 1969, North-London-based charity Kith & Kids have- in their own words- been […]

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Volunteer Centre events Lent Term 2018

We’ve organised lots of interesting events for you this Lent Term to inspire you to volunteer. From a seminar about how you can get involved in volunteering to an International Development Volunteering Fair and a live fundraising event for non-for-profit organisations.

Read on to find out what events we’ve got lined up for you and don’t forget to check out our one-off […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Volunteer Centre team!
We’re looking forward to help you find a volunteering opportunity that you’re passionate about in 2018 so don’t forget to make volunteering your New Year’s resolution!

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    Join a team of LSE students for a one-off volunteering opportunity in Lent Term

Join a team of LSE students for a one-off volunteering opportunity in Lent Term

Afraid you don’t have time to volunteer?
We know the number one barrier to volunteering for LSE students is a lack of time due to studies. We’ve therefore created a one-off volunteering programme so you can do something good for the community whilst meeting other LSE students. No previous volunteering experience or long term commitment is needed so everyone can come along. A […]

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    Meet different charities this Lent Term during #CharityTuesday

Meet different charities this Lent Term during #CharityTuesday

#CharityTuesday
Every Tuesday during term, the LSE Volunteer Centre invites a charity or voluntary organisation to campus for CharityTuesdays.
#CharityTuesday started on social media platforms several years ago as a way of generating conversations and sharing thoughts about the third sector. During #CharityTuesday you can find out more about volunteering opportunities, the work of the charities and the sector as a whole.
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The impact of volunteering on my student life

Lorna Stevenson (MSc Social Policy (Research) 2018 and LSE Access and Admissions Specialist) shares her experiences on the impact of volunteering on her student life. She’s currently volunteering with Parkrun as a co-Event director and there always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Read on to find out more about Lorna’s volunteering experience.

The impact of volunteering
Volunteering was one of the best […]

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Make volunteering your new year’s resolution

Volunteering has the potential to transform your experience at LSE. Student feedback shows it can improve your well-being, help you make new friends and discover London. It’s also a fantastic way to gain skills that employers will find attractive and, of course, contribute to a cause that you’re passionate about. Plus, it can help you better understand your course. […]

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Wrapping gifts at Ham House – one-off volunteering

The Volunteer Centre team brought a group of 12 LSE student volunteers to Ham House in Richmond on the 14th of November to help wrap Christmas gifts for the National Trust. It’s quite a trip from LSE campus to Ham House, but fortunately the students had lots to talk about so it gave them a chance to get to know […]

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An incredible #GivingTuesday 2017 at LSE

On 28 November LSE played it’s part in one of the biggest ever Giving Tuesdays to take place in the UK, with hundreds of events taking place across the country. Led by the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG students and staff contributed by:

Planting bulbs that are being donated to a local hospice’s garden.
Signing up to the blood stem cell […]

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    4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

4 reasons why volunteering will help you settle in to London

Volunteering during your time at LSE has many benefits but one of the biggest is that can help you settle in to London. It’s not unusual to feel a little overwhelmed when arriving in such a big city, starting on your course and trying to do all those others things that life throws at you. In this blog we […]

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LSE Enactus: consulting for charities

Each year LSE has a brilliant group of students who volunteer with Enactus. They do consultancy work for charities and social enterprises amongst other areas of their work. In this blog Fabian Tan, BSc Economics 2018 and Enactus member, explains how they can help and makes a call for charities to get in touch.
Who is Enactus?

Enactus is an international […]

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The lessons I’ve learnt from volunteering

Jennifer Fernandez Owsianka is one of the LSE Student Volunteering Ambassadors 2017/18. She’s a first year LLB student and she volunteered a lot. As #GivingTuesday is coming up on 28 November she wanted to share some of the lessons she learnt from volunteering to inspire you to volunteer too. Read on to find out what she learnt and don’t forget to […]

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