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Sharmishtha Desai

Haritha Sriram

Shahzeb Khan

January 29th, 2021

Student Volunteering Week 2021

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Sharmishtha Desai

Haritha Sriram

Shahzeb Khan

January 29th, 2021

Student Volunteering Week 2021

0 comments

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Student Volunteering Week is run in Lent Term Week 4 (8th February – 14th February 2021) by the LSE Volunteer Centre. We are hosting numerous events during this week, including one-off volunteering opportunities and celebrating the invaluable benefits of volunteering, for students, charities, and beneficiaries! This year your Student Volunteering Ambassadors have put together the celebration!

Our events include:

1.Volunteering in the Pro-Bono Sector (Monday 8 Feb 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

A collaboration between the LSE Volunteer Centre and Lawyers Without Borders Division, this event aims to introduce students interested in human rights, social justice, law, public policy and community involvement to the various volunteering opportunities available to them within the pro-bono sector. We hope to give students the opportunity to interact with professionals working at these organisations and help them gain a sound understanding of the work they do and what they look for in prospective volunteers while highlighting the personal and career development advantages associated with volunteering in the pro-bono sector.

Please see the link to book your space for this event: Volunteering in the Pro-Bono Sector (lse.ac.uk)

2.Take Action: Educational Inequality (Wednesday 10 Feb 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)

Education is crucial for the country’s economic growth, public health, gender equality, poverty reduction and conflict resolution. Despite the importance of achieving educational equality, there are numerous challenges that prevent us from achieving it; this panel talk addresses the issue of educational inequality. The discussion will highlight the existing situation, barriers and current actions taken by the LSE Community. It will also discuss how LSE students can get involved to combat this issue, moving forward. As LSE students experiencing a world-class education, it’s important for us to understand this issue, connect with people and contribute in the best way possible – this event is a great way to do this!

Please see the link to book your space for this event: Take Action: educational inequality (lse.ac.uk)

3.One-off volunteering with Visuals Arts Society and Post Pals (Friday 12 Feb 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

LSE Visual Arts Society and LSE Volunteer Centre are collaborating to offer a one-off volunteering photoshop session and provide their offerings to Post Pals charity! Post Pals is a small charity run solely by volunteers dedicated to making seriously ill children, and their siblings, smile by sending them cards.

Through this opportunity, volunteers can choose a pal, interact with fellow volunteers, learn about photoshop and create digital cards. These will then be sent to Post Pals with a special message. During this lockdown, it’s healthy to get your creative juices flowing – don’t worry if you don’t have experience in photoshop, as you will be guided through each step. This is a fun way to learn a new skill and contribute to the community! By attending this event, within just 2 hours, you will be able to put a smile on children’s faces 😊

Please see the link to book your space for this event: One-off volunteering with Visual Arts Society and Post Pals (lse.ac.uk)

 

It’s the perfect time to begin your volunteering journey. If you would like to get involved, free feel to email volunteer@lse.ac.uk , follow us on Instagram as well as Student Volunteering Week 2021 | Facebook. You can attend the Student Volunteering Week events using the links mentioned above – feel free to share it with your friends. Your LSE Student Volunteer Ambassadors are happy to help you at any point – don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions!!

Hear from your Student Volunteer Week Committee:

“My experiences with volunteering have allowed me to not only make a tangible difference in my community but have also been vital to my personal and career development, as a result of which I’m passionate about promoting a culture of volunteering at LSE. We’ve planned an incredible range of events and campaigns for Student Volunteering Week 2021 and look forward to your enthusiastic participation – whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or new to this exciting world!” – Ananya Jain
“Lots of LSE students are involved in volunteering activities – we’re really excited to celebrate their achievements and to encourage even more students to volunteer!” – Sharmishtha Desai
“Volunteering provides a sense of accomplishment and positivity. It enables me to meet a lot of new people and find new ways to support the community.” – Haritha Sriram
“My time spent volunteering taught me ton of new skills and provided me with amazing experiences that I’ll never forget. From hosting Christmas carols to distributing food to the homeless, I feel like I’ve learnt a lot all while giving back to my community.”- Shahzeb Khan
Sewon has done a fantastic job of creating our graphics for Student Volunteering Week, you can check out the full campaign on @lsevolunteering instagram!
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Sharmishtha Desai

Student Volunteering Ambassador 2020-21 BSc in Economics (2021)

Haritha Sriram

Student Volunteering Ambassador 2020-21 Global MSc in Management (2022)

Shahzeb Khan

Student Volunteering Ambassador 2020-21 BSc Acturarial Science (2022)

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