Posts from the LSE Volunteer Centre
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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+ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, shares what he learnt through chairing the London Student Volunteering Network over the past two years.
With my last meeting as the London Chair for the Student Volunteering Network coming up it seems like a good time to reflect on how I’ve found the role and, hopefully, share some insight with new chairs or potential ones. […]
Student Volunteering Ambassadors
Each year the LSE Volunteer Centre recruits a number of students to act as ambassadors for volunteering on campus. This normally involves being on stalls around campus, posting on Instagram and our blog and generally telling other LSE students how fantastic volunteering is!
All ambassadors have lots of great volunteering experience so we’re really excited to introduce you to this year’s […]
1) Research the organisations that are attending
By doing a little bit of research on each organisation before the fair, you will gain a better idea of the areas they work in and the current opportunities they have available. This will allow you to ask the representatives more specific, in-depth questions about each role. Make sure you download the brochure […]
Welcome to all students from David Coles, LSE Volunteer Centre Manager.
Welcome to LSE or welcome back!
My name is David and I run the LSE Volunteer Centre. Our job is to help students find rewarding volunteering opportunities during their time at LSE.
We have a really diverse number of opportunities available to students and they are currently listed on LSE CareerHub, regardless of whether your […]
Carole Reniero (BA Social Anthropology 2018) is a Head Coach at CoachBright. She wrote a blogpost on her volunteering experiences and CoachBright let us share it with you. If this inspires you to volunteer with CoachBright then make sure to apply by 28 September 2017 to become an Education Coach. The organisation will also come to the LSE Volunteering Fair on Monday 2 October […]
Every Tuesday during term, the LSE Volunteer Centre invites a different charity to campus for Charity Tuesdays. #CharityTuesday started on social media platforms several years ago as a way of generating conversations and sharing thoughts about the third sector. It offers a great chance to find out more about the breadth of the sector and chat to current employees, but also aims […]
Guest blog by LSE alum Rosie Coleman (BSc International Relations 2013):
I’m currently volunteering in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali as a Team Leader and consultant on an International Citizen Service placement. ICS is a government initiative that enables young British volunteers to work overseas with one of eight partner charities, all carrying out incredible development projects in some the world’s […]
Kristen Hagemeister (MSc Development Studies 2017) has been interning in Body & Soul’s HIV programme for the past three months. Working in the Children’s Centre, she has interacted closely with children and their parents. This has given her a unique insight into the lives of people affected by HIV. Here, as her internship draws to a close, she reflects […]
The LSE Volunteer Centre connects students with charities to help them find rewarding volunteering opportunities. About 40 percent of our students currently volunteer during their time at LSE and we aim to increase this number even further. We’re therefore always on the lookout for interesting volunteering opportunities.
How can you get involved?
Upload your opportunities on our vacancy board
The easiest and […]