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    An LSE student’s perspective: volunteering with Age UK Islington

An LSE student’s perspective: volunteering with Age UK Islington

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 […]

3 trustee roles of the week

As LSE students you have a lot of skills to offer to charities. So why not become a trustee for one of these three interesting charities? It’s a great way to put your skills in practice and it will also help you build new ones. You’ll also get a chance to expand your network and learn about strategy. So if you […]

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    LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2017 – Future Frontiers

LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2017 – Future Frontiers

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 […]

Volunteering with LSE Sustainability

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 […]

LSE Volunteer of the Year 2017 – Tazeen Dhanani

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 […]

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    The LSE Volunteer Centre presents the #JustOneMinute campaign

The LSE Volunteer Centre presents the #JustOneMinute campaign

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 […]

LSE Volunteers 2017

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 […]

Nominees for LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2017

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 […]

LSE Volunteer of the Year 2017 nominations

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’s it like to be a school governor?

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 […]

Become a trustee for a charity

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 […]

A quick Volunteer Centre update

We normally don’t send out newsletters during your holidays but we didn’t want to keep the following from you. So here’s a quick update from the Volunteer Centre.
Volunteering has many benefits
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 […]

6 overseas volunteering opportunities

After months of hard work you’ve more than deserved your Easter break. Make sure you use the holidays to recharge your battery, in other words, give yourself some time to relax! Luckily, the sun started shining in London. People have lunch in one of the many parks, go for a stroll along the Thames, or have a drink outside; […]

5 ways volunteering improves your chances of getting a job

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 […]

One-off volunteering: Nature conservationist

After rain comes…
On a rainy Wednesday morning, four LSE students woke up early to meet the LSE Volunteer Centre Team on campus at 9am. If you find this an achievement in itself, you’ll be even more impressed by the fact that they signed up to volunteer for a whole day at the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. This park is made […]

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    The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

Yllka Krasniqi is a second year History and Government undergraduate in the LSE Department of Government and an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador. She wrote about her volunteering experiences for the LSE Government Department blog and we didn’t want to keep this from you!

What motivated you to sign up as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador?

I was motivated to sign up to be an LSE […]

LSE Volunteering Awards 2017

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 27 April 2017.

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

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    Getting started in international development – tips from an LSE alum

Getting started in international development – tips from an LSE alum

Before studying MSc Human Rights, Tianhui Gao studied UK and European human rights law at LSE as a general course student. Here she shares her experience of finding her passion post-graduation and how it’s helped to develop her career:
After my study of Human Rights at LSE, I had a difficult time – I had great passion to do something, […]

One-off volunteering: Operation War Diary

Revealing World War One stories
As the final event of LSE Student Volunteering Week 2017, the LSE Volunteer Centre organised another one-off volunteering opportunity. This time, a group of 14 LSE Volunteers participated in Operation War Diary. This project allows volunteers to help unravel the fascinating stories of the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.

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An inspirational Student Volunteering Week 2017

Between 20-26 February, LSE played it’s part in another huge Student Volunteering Week, celebrating and highlighting the impact that students make to communities all across the UK.

At LSE we had a different voluntary organisation on campus each day recruiting students, transcribed World War 1 diaries, sorted recycled food at Fareshare, donated socks, signed students up to be stem cell […]

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