The LSE Volunteer Centre connect students with charities to help them find rewarding opportunities. Last year, roughly 40% of our students volunteered during their time at LSE and we aim to increase this number even further! Hence, we’re always on the lookout for new, interesting volunteering opportunities. So, how can you as a charity, get involved?
Upload your opportunities to our vacancy board
The easiest and quickest way to get involved is by uploading your volunteering roles on LSE CareerHub, our free online vacancy board. Once you’ve created an organisation account you can post your opportunities so our students and alumni (up to five years) can find them. We’re looking for anything from one-offs to long-term volunteering opportunities and any roles from event stewards to trustees, but we’re especially looking for skilled roles because LSE students have lots to offer.
Host a one-off volunteering
During term time we organise a one-off volunteering programme. We’re looking for weekday opportunities, ranging from a couple of hours to a full day. Previously students have sorted food, packed ‘spit-kits’, and transcribed World War One diaries. We can also bring a group of students in as voluntary consultants to help you with a specific issue. Contact us on the details below to find out more about how you can host a one-off volunteering.
Every Tuesday we celebrate #CharityTuesday by inviting one of our charity partners onto campus to engage with our students about their volunteering opportunities. If you’ve got an exciting volunteering opportunity for our students, then why not apply for a stand on campus?
Write a blog for us
We’re always on the lookout for new, engaging content so if you have LSE students volunteering with you, we’d love to hear about their experiences. Organisations can also write an informational blog posts, opinion pie. Guidelines are on our website and you can contact us to discuss the options too (see below).
One of the best ways to recruit our students is at one of our volunteering fairs. Over 500 student volunteers come to meet charities and discuss how they can offer their skills and time to help out a cause they’re passionate about. It’s a great way for charities to engage with the student population and make a great first impression! Bookings are now closed for the LSE Volunteering Fair 2019, but look out for applications for the fair in January!
So what makes LSE so great? Our 2019 Partner Survey showed that over 90% of our charity partners were satisfied with the LSE student volunteers they recruited. We’ve also had great feedback about the new, innovative ideas that they bring to the table, along with commitment and passion! Not to toot our own horn, but the LSE Volunteer Centre as also had some fantastic feedback about how we work with our partners too.
“Excellent, committed set of volunteers who have helped us to grow new and exciting roles, taking on roles which have not previously existed at our organisation and enabling us to begin our new volunteer plan and growth with confidence”
“The LSE Volunteer Centre has been extremely helpful and reliable. They have worked with us to fit our needs and have helped us to think of new ways to advertise our volunteer roles!”
Want to know more?
We would love to hear from you if you’d like to get involved with the LSE Volunteer Centre. Please see our website and blog for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or give Dave Coles, the Volunteer Centre Manager, a call on 020 7955 6519.