Welcome to LSE or welcome back!
I’m David and I’m the Volunteer Centre Manager at LSE. The LSE Volunteer Centre (team pictured on the right) is here to help you find rewarding volunteering opportunities for causes you are passionate about, during your time at LSE.
We know that LSE students want to make the world a better place and the truth is, you are never more needed. That’s what we work with hundreds of charity and NGO partners to promote a really diverse number of opportunities. You can check these out on LSE CareerHub, our online vacancy board. So whether your passionate about ending food poverty, supporting refugees or giving young people the best possible start, we’ll work with you in finding that perfect opportunity.
We understand that LSE students are time pressured and that’s why we have a one-off volunteering programme. Opportunities are from one hour to one day (max), with no further commitment, and they’re a great chance to meet fellow students from around the school, whilst giving back!
To see some inspiring examples of how LSE students have made a difference, check out our LSE Volunteer brochure.
So how can you get involved?
- Make sure that you sign up to the events taking place during the LSE Volunteering Festival and throughout the rest of term. We’ll be talking to over 30 charities, all of them looking to recruit LSE students as volunteers. I would also recommend signing up for our seminar: Volunteering – how, why, what and when? on Friday 2 October.
- . Sign up for the Volunteer Centre newsletter by logging in to your LSE CareerHub account, going to preferences and selecting ‘volunteering’ under service. We’ll keep you up to date with all the volunteering news on campus and our opportunities of the week email.
- Talk to us on social media! We have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Student Hub accounts and also run a blog highlighting the great voluntary work that LSE students complete, also adding to various debates within the voluntary sector. We also give tips on how to start volunteering on our blog.
- Finally, you can book one-to-one appointments with me on Monday and Thursday afternoons through LSE CareerHub where we can talk about how to get involved in volunteering during your time here.
The LSE Volunteer Centre Team hope you have a wonderful time at LSE and we hope to help you find a volunteering opportunity that you are passionate about!