Posts from the LSE Volunteer Centre
The annual LSE Volunteering Fair aims to bring together charities and students interested in volunteering.
Charities can now apply to be part of the 2017 event which is on Monday 2 October 5-8pm on the LSE Campus.
We welcome applications from charities with opportunities in the UK and/or abroad.
How to apply
UK registered charities can apply for a place at the fair until 3 […]
Volunteering is good for you, in more ways than one. We know that students who volunteer at LSE say they feel more a part of the School, and research shows that volunteering can do all manner of positive things including increasing your sense of wellbeing. But volunteering can also can improve your chances of getting a job:
1. Know what […]
The founder of Lumos, J.K. Rowling, has given an interview explaining the motivations behind setting up the charity. The aim is to end child institutionalisation by 2050 and prevent the damage that well meaning donors and volunteers can do when working with orphanages across the world.
She says: ‘Be careful how you give. Even if you are giving with the […]
Research completed by the LSE Volunteer Centre shows that 69.6% of students who volunteer feel this has improved their university experience.
The biggest motivator for LSE students to volunteer is because they want to ‘improve things’, with 87.7% of respondents agreeing with this statement.
94% of those that do volunteer would recommend it to a friend.
76.7% think that […]
Some of you might have their holidays now, some are writing your dissertation. Either way, you’re likely to have a bit more time on your hands. Why not start volunteering, or start planning ahead for next academic year? We’ve selected five interesting volunteering opportunities for you to get you started:
Opportunities of the week
Become a Mental Health Wellbeing Hub Volunteer […]
The not-for-profit sector has always been an attractive option for experienced people who reach a stage in their careers where making a difference and feeling a sense of personal satisfaction become more important than status or financial reward. With their compelling causes and varied career paths, charities are now attracting a much wider range of applicants, including those looking […]
Guest blog by LSE alum Rosie Coleman (BSc International Relations 2013):
I’d never taken a gap year. My travels had been holidays rather than extended periods spent overseas. After graduating from LSE in 2013, I’d always been too scared to take time out, terrified of those dreaded CV gaps. That was until last September.
Despite having built the foundations of a […]
Joseph Carroll (MSc Conflict Studies 2017) volunteered with Teach A Man To Fish as an International Programmes Assistant after encountering their team at the annual LSE Careers International Development Volunteering Fair in January. We chatted with him to see what it was like to volunteer for the organisation. They’re currently recruiting an International Programmes Assistant so why not apply if Joseph’s experience sounds […]
The sun is shining and soon exams will be over for everyone. That can only mean one thing, summer is coming! If you haven’t decided on your holiday plans yet, look no further. We’ve selected the following amazing volunteering opportunities which will help you make the most of your holidays. After all, combining having fun, with learning new things whilst meeting […]
LSE alum Bobak Saadat (BSc in Social Anthropology 2015) is now Fundraising Product Officer at Child.org. He delivered an amazing speech at our annual LSE Volunteers event on 27 April in which he highlighted the importance of volunteering and we didn’t want to keep this from you. So read on for Bobak’s inspirational perspective on volunteering:
Why volunteering should be prized
Selina Wan, BSc Economics, has been volunteering as a Volunteer Adviser for Age UK Islington since October 2016, coming in once a week for appointments with clients at a community drop-in. After in-depth training, and shadowing other volunteer advisers, she now helps clients with a range of issues. As an adviser, she helps clients find their way around online […]
Future Frontiers has done brilliant work over the past year and many LSE students got involved. We were therefore delighted to award the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award to them the LSE Volunteers event on 27 April based on their involvement of activities on campus, quality of the opportunities open to LSE students, number of recruits and feedback […]
Ever wondered what the LSE Sustainability team does and how you can get involved? We talked to the team about three of its Sustainable LSE projects in which student volunteers are integral – read on for more!
The impact of LSE student volunteers
The LSE Sustainability team is soon to host its annual Celebration of Sustainability event to celebrate all the […]
While studying for her MSc in Human Rights, Tazeen Dhanani has managed to volunteer for a range of organisations and she was one of our a Student Volunteering Ambassadors. The numbers of hours that Tazeen put in is impressive, but her dedication to volunteering is even more so. We were therefore delighted to award Tazeen the LSE Volunteer of the […]
After the great success of our #JustOneHour campaign, the LSE Volunteer Centre now presents the #JustOneMinute campaign. We understand you’re all very busy with revision so you might not have a spare hour at the moment as you’re probably living in the library, surrounded by your (stressed) fellow students and the smells of take-away food.
Breaks are however extremely important during revision time […]
On 27 April the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG Society hosted their annual event to celebrate volunteering and fundraising at LSE. Over 60 people attended representing the student body, including LSE Students’ Union, various parts of the School, and charities that have recruited students over the past year as volunteers and fundraisers.
The achievements of LSE students over the past year have […]
The LSE Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce the nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award, won by The Wonder Foundation in 2016.
This year eight organisations have been nominated based on their involvement of activities on campus, quality of the opportunities open to LSE students, number of recruits and feedback from students who have volunteered with them. The nominees […]
This year, the LSE Volunteer Centre was fortunate enough to receive nominations for 27 students for the LSE Volunteer of the Year award. We’d like to take this change to give a massive shout out to all nominees. You’re volunteering has been invaluable and your nomination is a recognition of your great efforts! Selecting a winner will therefore be challenging, […]
What does a school governor do?
The main responsibilities of the governing body are to:
set the strategic direction of the school
hold the headteacher to account
oversee the financial performance of the school
Typically, with school visits, reading and meetings, you might expect to spend 10-15 hours per term on the role. As well as the obvious benefits to schools […]
Need for diversity in charity boards
The House of Lords Select Committee on Charities recently issued the Stronger charities for a stronger society report. The report mainly focuses on the issues of charity governance, funding and sustainability for smaller and medium sized charities. To help charities cope with their rapidly changing environment, the Committee provides 42 recommendations. One of these […]