Our role as the LSE Volunteer Centre is to connect students to causes they are passionate about and to make a difference in our communities. Despite the problems that 2020 has posed so far we remain committed to doing that. We know that many charities are struggling financially and volunteer management has been subjected to so many rapid changes due to COVID-19. We want to make it as easy as possible for our partners to recruit from LSE and here is how charities can work with us.
1. Upload your opportunities to our vacancy board
The easiest and quickest way to start recruiting 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.
2. Use us as a sounding board
Looking to find new volunteers but unsure on the best way forward? Get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we’d be delighted to set up a telephone call to go over any aspect of the recruitment process. We’ve worked with thousands of charities over the years helping them put in place the best recruitment and management strategies to ensure both they and the volunteer have an excellent experience.
3. Write a piece for our blog
We’re always on the lookout for new and engaging content so if you have LSE students volunteering with you, we’d love to hear about their experiences. Organisations can also write informational blog posts and opinion pieces. Guidelines are on our website and you can contact us to discuss the options too.
Instead of a Volunteering Fair we’ll be running a virtual Volunteering Festival this year. If you’d like to join one of our recruitment chats on Zoom to promote your opportunities to our students, apply for a place. We’re keen to showcase lots of our partners, helping you to share your volunteering opportunities and talk to our students. This could be done over zoom chats exploring different topics or interviews on Instagram. So watch this space!
5. Apply to be one of the LSESU RAG charity partners
The RAG (Raising & Giving) Society at LSE is one of the best in the country and they’ve raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities over the past few years. Each year they take applications from charities to be one of their three official partners of the year. This year’s applications are open until Monday 31 August.
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. Please feel free to contact us be sending an email to email@example.com.