So you’ve heard of #BlackFriday or you’re gearing up for #CyberMonday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday?
After two days of spending, Giving Tuesday, Tuesday 30th November, is an international day dedicated to giving back to society. But what can you give? Donating money is often the first thing that comes to mind, but you can also give your time (volunteering), share your skills or donate items. Last year, in the U.K. alone, over £20m was donated to good causes for Giving Tuesday, a 43% increase in giving from 2019 — that’s more than £14k every minute!
The LSE Volunteer Centre and LSESU RAG are bringing #GivingTuesday2021 to you and the rest of the LSE community. It’s a day for the LSE community to come together to donate their time and money and use their voices to help causes they’re passionate about. Following a Christmas in lockdown last year the festivities are expected to be bigger and better than ever for most people, however it’s still important that we take the time to help make a real difference to other people’s lives. So how can you get involved?
Your student volunteering ambassadors will be on campus on Tuesday 30th November, in the marquee outside the Centre Building, hosting a number of different activities for you to get involved with.
Where in the world have you volunteered?
We’re going to have a large world map showcasing all the locations that LSE students have volunteering across the world.
Create a Christmas Card this GivingTuesday to put a smile on someone’s face. In previous years we’ve donated 100s of cards to Great Ormond Street Hospital to decorate the wards over the Christmas period. We’ll have all of our craft supplies so come along for 10 minutes and get creative.
RAG will be running a number of fun carnival style games for you to get involved with, give it a go and you could be in with the chance of winning a gym membership for the rest of the academic year
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat between lectures? RAG will be hosting a bake sale, with all money going to their charity partners.
We would love to chat to you about volunteering and hear more about the causes that you’re passionate about. There will be whiteboards on campus for you to write all over about why you volunteer and the things that you are particularly interested in.
TED Talk Lunch: The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong
What is charity? Is the way we think about charity right? Join us in a TED Talk viewing and open discussion around the way that charity works. We’ll be hosting a lunch time seminar to discuss (lunch provided) on Tuesday 23rd November in the lead up to Giving Tuesday.
It will be great to see you on campus on Tuesday 30th November so please come down and get involved!
If you’re not currently volunteering because you’re not sure how to get involved the following can help:
- visit our website to learn more about what we do book a one-to-one appointment to discuss how we can help you find a suitable role browse one-off and ongoing opportunities on CareerHub. Volunteering has the potential to transform a university experience for LSE students and we look forward to inspiring many more to get involved in the upcoming academic year.