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Staff Spotlight: Aisha Rimi, Volunteer Centre Coordinator

Welcome to the first post of the new series on the Volunteer Centre blog. With Staff Spotlight we hope to showcase the breadth of volunteering opportunities students can get involved with, and to show how you can balance volunteering with full-time work by sharing the experiences from the staff here at LSE Careers. To kick the series off, we […]

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    Nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018

Nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018

The LSE Volunteer Centre is delighted to announce the nominees for the LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year award, won by Future Frontiers in 2017.

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 are:

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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2018 nominations

This year, the LSE Volunteer Centre was fortunate enough to receive nominations for 33 students for the LSE Volunteer of the Year award. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive well done to all the nominees. You’re volunteering has been invaluable and your nomination is a recognition of your great efforts! Selecting a winner will therefore be challenging, as […]

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Exploring LSE: IntoUniversity Campus Visit

Back in January, the LSE Volunteer Centre and Faith Centre came together to host IntoUniversity, a charity that offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get into University or another chosen aspiration. Whilst on campus, they got to know more about faith at LSE, and the young group of students in attendance were able to discover LSE […]

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    Guest Blog by Danial Alam: Volunteering with the Bar Pro Bono Unit

Guest Blog by Danial Alam: Volunteering with the Bar Pro Bono Unit

Danial Alam, LLB Law 2018, volunteered as a casework volunteer with the Bar Pro Bono Unit during his second year at the LSE. During this year, he also served as the Treasurer of the LSESU RAG. The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers. Read on to find more about Danial’s […]

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Young Funding Network 2018

On 6 February, the Young Funding Network, the Volunteer Centre and guests came together to raise more than £3,000 for 3 innovative social change projects. All the donations help give these organisations the funding they need to create some more serious change. In addition to money, some guests also offered their time and skills to help increase the impact of […]

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Uncovering Human Trafficking Week

Uncovering Human Trafficking Week is a proud large-scale collaboration between the United Nations Society, Student Action for Refugees, Women in Business, Sociology and Social Justice, Human Rights, and Students for Children, LSE CSR and Ethical Business Society, and Visual Arts Society. They have organised this week with the aim to provide a platform for the LSE community to unite and […]

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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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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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