So you’ve just started at LSE, or you’ve returned after a long summer break, and you want to get your volunteering started. But how? But who? But what? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with these five great opportunities to kick start the year!

1. Have a good think 

It sounds a little simple and obvious, but it’s really important that you think about your motivations. We wrote this blog last year about how to start thinking about volunteering and you can always book an appointment with the LSE Volunteer Centre if you’re still stuck.

2. Volunteering Fair

Twice a year we invite a whole bunch of our amazing charity partners onto campus for the legendary LSE Volunteering Fairs. On Monday 7 October, we’ll be hosting 50+ organisations that are looking to recruit LSE student volunteers, because they know just how passionate and committed you are! Remember to book your slot on CareerHub.

Swing by and say hi to some of our charity partners!

3. One-off volunteering: Post Pals

Our one-off volunteering programme is great for students who haven’t volunteered before, or are afraid they don’t have time to volunteer. We’re launching this term’s one-off volunteering programme with Post Pals, a charity that works with children in hospital and their siblings. We’ll be crafting and creating cards and letters to help them feel a little less isolated and bring a smile to their faces! Sign up here, on CareerHub.

4. Volunteering: how, why, what and when 

LSE Volunteer Centre Manager, David Coles, will be sharing his top tips and advice on how to find a great opportunity and how to make a success of the Volunteer Fair. Reserve your space here!

5. #CharityTuesdays

To celebrate #CharityTuesday we’ll be inviting a new charity onto campus every Tuesday lunchtime for you to meet and chat to about volunteering! You can find all of the information about which charity is coming on campus on CareerHub, but first up The Mix are coming on Tuesday 8 October

Of course, there’s always over 180 volunteering opportunities on CareerHub, and to help kick start the year we’ve picked our top 3 opportunities!

  1. Volunteer Interpreter – Detention Action
  2. Youth Mentor – Baytree Centre
  3. Climate Blogger – Climate Institute


If we’ve inspired you to volunteer, check out one of our other 200+ ongoing opportunities or book a one-to-one with David Coles, the Volunteer Centre Manager if you have more questions. If you are short on time, then take a look at the one-off opportunities that will return for Michaelmas Term 2019, organised by the LSE Volunteer Centre. And why not follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events and opportunities and read our blog for more volunteering tips and stories.