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Volunteer’s Week, 1-7 June

Volunteer’s Week is a national campaign, which takes place 1-7 June every year, established to celebrate volunteers and volunteering all around the UK. It’s the chance to say thank you to all the volunteers across the UK who have made amazing contributions to the society.

We have compiled a list of Volunteer Centre blog posts that will inspire you to get […]

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    LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018: Coin Street Community Centre

LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year 2018: Coin Street Community Centre

At the LSE Volunteers awards ceremony in April, Coin Street Community Centre won the award for LSE Voluntary Organisation of the Year. Coin Street is a social enterprise and their aim is to make their neighbourhood a great place to live, work in, and visit. They were nominated by one of their volunteers and LSE student, Rinako Uenishi, who had […]

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Online Volunteering – How to Get Started?

With your studies, part-time work, extra-curricular activities, as well as keeping up with your friends and family, trying to sneak in some time to volunteer can be difficult. Maybe with the little free time that you have, you would rather stay at home and relax. But did you know you don’t actually have to leave your home to get […]

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Summer Volunteering Opportunities

Not sure how to keep yourself busy this summer? Or have you always wanted to get involved with volunteering, but you just haven’t had the time yet? Why not use this summer to start volunteering, whether you’re new to it or haven’t been able to get stuck in for a while. We’ve collated some of our many opportunities available […]

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LSE Volunteer of the Year 2018 – Brian Dikoff

While studying for his LLM in Law, Brian Dikoff has managed to volunteer for a range of organisations. He has been an extremely dedicated volunteer to the legal support project at Migrants Organise, working closely with the organisation’s immigration barrister and continuously going the extra mile to secure the best outcome for members at Migrants Organise. Brian was a […]

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LSE Volunteers 2018

On 26 April, the LSE Volunteer Centre and the LSESU RAG Society hosted their annual event to celebrate volunteering and fundraising at LSE, and to launch the new LSE Volunteers brochure. Over 60 people attended representing the student body, including LSE Students’ Union and various parts of the School. In attendance were also charities that have recruited students over […]

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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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