Posts from the LSE Volunteer Centre
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!
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 […]
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.
The Volunteer Centre […]
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 […]
Volunteering has the potential to transform your experience at LSE. Student feedback shows it can improve your well-being, help you make new friends and discover London. It’s also a fantastic way to gain skills that employers will find attractive and, of course, contribute to a cause that you’re passionate about. Plus, it can help you better understand your course. […]
The Volunteer Centre team brought a group of 12 LSE student volunteers to Ham House in Richmond on the 14th of November to help wrap Christmas gifts for the National Trust. It’s quite a trip from LSE campus to Ham House, but fortunately the students had lots to talk about so it gave them a chance to get to know […]
On 28 November LSE played it’s part in one of the biggest ever Giving Tuesdays to take place in the UK, with hundreds of events taking place across the country. Led by the LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG students and staff contributed by:
Planting bulbs that are being donated to a local hospice’s garden.
Signing up to the blood stem cell […]
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 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 as […]
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 […]