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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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SouperSorters: one-off volunteering with FareShare

The LSE Volunteer Centre organised a one-off volunteering opportunity as part of LSE Student Volunteering Week 2017 on Wednesday 22 February. After meeting all 14 student volunteers at LSE we took to the bus to Greenwich. Once again, the journey proved to be a great way to meet fellow students from different programmes and years of study.
Safety first
After a […]

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    Restoring the Great River Avenue: one-off volunteering at Ham House

Restoring the Great River Avenue: one-off volunteering at Ham House

A taster of the C17th in London
Last week a group of LSE student volunteers and the LSE Volunteer Centre team went to Richmond to participate in a one-off volunteering opportunity. Everyone was impressed by the beauty of Richmond, Ham House, and its surroundings.

Rebecca, who works for Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS), told us about the history and importance of Ham House and […]

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7 ways to volunteer

Yllka Krasniqi is a second year BSc Government and History student and a Student Volunteering Ambassador. Here she writes about seven ways in which you can enhance your skills whilst helping others.

1. Want to become a better listener?
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. The charity helps young people take on any challenge they could […]

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#JustOneHour

#JustOneHour

The LSE Volunteer Centre is very proud of the number of students that volunteer during their time at LSE. You told us last academic year that the main reason holding you back from volunteering was you didn’t feel you had enough time to commit to regular volunteering whilst successfully completing your studies. As a result, this term we’ve expanded our […]

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