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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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Happy holidays from the Volunteer Centre Team!

The Volunteer Centre team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
We hope you enjoy your well-deserved break and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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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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Volunteering opportunities of the week

We’ve selected six volunteering opportunities of the week for you. If these roles don’t match with what you’re looking for you can search LSE CareerHub for other opportunities. We’ve got more than 250 different ongoing volunteering opportunities online at a time so there is something for everyone!

International Development Project Worker
Bilingual Receptionist

Nature conservationist
Gift wrappers

Volunteer befriender
Exercise at Home Volunteer

Want to know more?
If you […]

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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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Volunteering with SKIP in Peru

Phoebe Hagon (MSc in Management), one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, volunteered with SKIP in Peru. In the run up to #GivingTuesday, a day to do good for charity after Black Friday, she’d like to share her volunteering experiences with you. Read on to find out what it was like to volunteer with SKIP in Peru.
There is nothing quite […]

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5 reasons why you should start volunteering

Carole Reniero (BA in Social Anthropology) is one of the 2017/18 LSE Student Volunteering Ambassadors. In the run up to #GivingTuesday, she wrote a blog in which she gives you five reasons to volunteer. Read on to find out why you should start volunteering and if you’re convinced search LSE CareerHub for ongoing or one-off opportunities. We’ve got more than 250+ […]

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Universal Children’s Day volunteering opportunities

20 November is Universal Children’s Day which is celebrated all around the world to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Volunteering your skills and time is a great way to help children so we’ve selected some related volunteering opportunities for you.

If these roles don’t match with what you’re looking for you can also search LSE […]

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A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains about the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector.
Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising […]

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LSE Director signs LSE Volunteer Pledge

We’re delighted that the new LSE Director, Dame Minouche Shafik, has signed the LSE Volunteer Pledge recognising the benefits of volunteering both to students and the local community.

She said, “Volunteering is a fantastic way help others, grow professionally and personally, and become part of a wider community.”

David Coles, Volunteer Centre Manager said, “We welcome Minouche’s support of volunteering at […]

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    Why giving up #JustOneHour or less on #GivingTuesday is the least we can do

Why giving up #JustOneHour or less on #GivingTuesday is the least we can do

James Thomas Bonner (MSc in Social Policy 2018), one of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, wrote this blog to in the run up to #GivingTuesday. Read on to find out why James thinks giving up #JustOneHour or less on #GivingTuesday is the least we can do.
There’s a lot to be said for volunteering. It looks good on your CV. Generally, it directly assists the […]

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Volunteering at a hospital for mental health

In the run up to LSE #GivingTuesday, your Student Volunteering Ambassadors share their volunteering experiences with you to inspire you to get involved. Aishwarya Chaturvedi (MSc Human Resources and Organisations 2018), who is one of the ambassadors, volunteered at a hospital for mental health in India. Read on to find out what that was like.
The human mind is a limitless […]

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4 reasons to participate in #GivingTuesday

One of your Student Volunteering Ambassadors, Anne Siebenaler (MSc in Development Studies 2018) wrote this blog to tell you why you should get involved with #GivingTuesday. Read on to find out why you should participate, if only for 10 minutes.

Participate in #GivingTuesday
After the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is the day to do good for charity […]

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Giving Tuesday 2017 at LSE

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 […]

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