Here at LSE it can sometimes feel like there are a million and one opportunities to immerse yourself in and get involved with, obviously here at the Volunteer Centre we think that volunteering is one of the best but we understand that you cannot just take that from us. Our student volunteering ambassadors are a group of students who are passionate about volunteering and who also want to inspire the rest of the student body to volunteer. Volunteering during your time at LSE has many benefits, especially helping you to settle into a new city and meet new people. It’s not unusual to feel a little overwhelmed when arriving in such a big city, starting on your course and trying to do all those other things that life throws at you.
And we spoke to a few of them about how volunteering changed their LSE experience.
Elisavet: Volunteering has allowed me to take time off from my worries and focus on the present moment by helping the community, benefiting both myself and others.
Tanya: Volunteering has helped me mange my stress with university with a healthy outlet. I have learnt the beauty in giving back and truly believe everyone should know it too!
Amna: Volunteering has provided me with the prefect opportunity to enhance certain skills alongside offering an avenue to release stress and create memories with my fellow peers.
Miriam: At LSE there is a misconception that working towards internships and big firms cannot be done while engaging in meaningful volunteering work. Volunteering at LSE has taught me that they in fact work together and can give one invaluable transferable skills.
Nicole: Through volunteering I was able to meet some of my best friends and build self-confidence while supporting teenagers from less privileged backgrounds.
Have your ambassadors inspired you to volunteer already? Check out all of the volunteering opportunities you can get involved in on CareerHub! You can also book a one-to-one with David Coles, the Volunteer Centre Manager if you have more questions. And why not follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events and
opportunities and read our blog for more volunteering tips and stories.