Volunteering resources

A career in the charity sector: it’s all about skills

Since graduating in 2016 in MSc Human Rights at LSE Ruth has gone on to work for Amnesty International and now Child.org as the Charity Apprentice Manager. Here she explains about the scheme and how it can help equip you with the right skills to move in to the charity sector. Like many people, my time campaigning, volunteering and fundraising […]


Come talk to charities during #CharityTuesday in Michaelmas Term

#CharityTuesday Every Tuesday during term, the LSE Volunteer Centre invites a different charity to campus for Charity Tuesdays. #CharityTuesday started on social media platforms several years ago as a way of generating conversations and sharing thoughts about the third sector. It offers a great chance to find out more about the breadth of the sector and chat to current employees, but also aims […]


Students say volunteering improves their LSE experience

Research completed by the LSE Volunteer Centre shows that 69.6% of students who volunteer feel this has improved their university experience. Key findings The biggest motivator for LSE students to volunteer is because they want to ‘improve things’, with 87.7% of respondents agreeing with this statement. 94% of those that do volunteer would recommend it to a friend. 76.7% think that […]


How to get your first job in the charity sector

The not-for-profit sector has always been an attractive option for experienced people who reach a stage in their careers where making a difference and feeling a sense of personal satisfaction become more important than status or financial reward. With their compelling causes and varied career paths, charities are now attracting a much wider range of applicants, including those looking for […]


International development volunteering in London

Joseph Carroll (MSc Conflict Studies 2017) volunteered with Teach A Man To Fish as an International Programmes Assistant after encountering their team at the annual LSE Careers International Development Volunteering Fair in January. We chatted with him to see what it was like to volunteer for the organisation. They’re currently recruiting an International Programmes Assistant so why not apply if Joseph’s experience sounds like […]


An LSE student’s perspective: volunteering with Age UK Islington

Selina Wan, BSc Economics, has been volunteering as a Volunteer Adviser for Age UK Islington since October 2016, coming in once a week for appointments with clients at a community drop-in. After in-depth training, and shadowing other volunteer advisers, she now helps clients with a range of issues. As an adviser, she helps clients find their way around online information […]


What’s it like to be a school governor?

What does a school governor do? The main responsibilities of the governing body are to: set the strategic direction of the school hold the headteacher to account oversee the financial performance of the school Typically, with school visits, reading and meetings, you might expect to spend 10-15 hours per term on the role. As well as the obvious benefits to […]


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These are the latest volunteering opportunities being advertised through the Volunteer Centre. Search all the volunteering opportunities we are advertising on LSE CareerHub.

Schools Meet and Greet Volunteer

31 Dec 2017
Greater London United Kingdom
School visitors are welcomed into IWM London by volunteers who can enhance the experience of our schools and make their day impactful and memorable.

Reach Out Research: Sports and game sessions for disabled children and youth

31 May 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
We deliver 4 sports and games sessions to disabled children and young people in 3 London locations and will be undertaking development research to better understand areas of need and where best to expand and develop our services.

International Youth Volunteering - Germany

23 Nov 2017
Halle & Braunschweig Germany
Fully funded volunteering opportunity for 18- to 30-year-olds. It is ideally suited to those who are interested in the social sector and would like to gain more experience while learning about a new culture, language and country.

Volunteer for Crisis at Christmas 2017

23 Dec 2017
London England United Kingdom
Crisis at Christmas is a lifeline for thousands of homeless people across London, offering support, companionship and vital services over the festive period. Could you be one of 10,000 volunteers that helps make Christmas happen?

Gift wrapper

21 Nov 2017
London, Wimbledon Greater London United Kingdom
Help wrap Christmas gifts from 13 December to 20 December 2017 from 10am to 4pm (including Saturday and Sunday) to help raise funds. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for 1 or 2 hour shift.

Community reserve volunteer

31 Jan 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Become a community reserve volunteer. When a crisis hits, people like you can help.
Sign up to be ready to help those near you.

Bookshop Volunteer

9 Feb 2018
Victoria Greater London United Kingdom
Bookshop Volunteer at Oxfam Victoria Books and Music

School Governors for state-funded schools and colleges

31 Dec 2017
East of England United Kingdom
SGOSS - Governors for School is an independent education charity which looks to recruit skilled governors from professional backgrounds across England to become school governors within state-funded education. Excellent and free Personnel Development/Community Engagement opportunity

Steps Stewards

1 Jun 2018
London England United Kingdom
We are looking for volunteers to help at this year’s Steps for Jo’s 5k or 10k sponsored walk or run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 9th June 2018.

Ride the Night Volunteer (Night Two)

18 May 2018
Windsor Greater London United Kingdom
We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and supportive volunteers to come join us for Women v Cancer UK cycle event ‘Ride the Night’.

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LSE #CharityTuesday: IntoUniversity

Starts: 21 Nov 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 21 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Come and meet IntoUniversity outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.

Generate: Social Enterprise Fair

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 16
An opportunity to showcase your social enterprise project at our first ever Generate Social Enterprise fair


Starts: 28 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 28 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
#givingtuesday is the day to do good for charity straight after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So why not get involved and do something good! The LSE Volunteer Centre will have a stall outside of SAW where you can get involved with microvolunteering and more.

AIG Insight Session - Multicultural/Multifaith

Starts: 29 Nov 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Nov 2017 4:00 PM
AIG would like to invite you to their Insight Sessions, lead by the Employee Resource Groups (ERG). The sessions are designed to give an overview of what it means to work at AIG, providing the chance to network with employees and learn first-hand about the diverse career opportunities at AIG.

Meet an Alum - environment economics consulting

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Meet an Alum - real estate finance

Starts: 30 Nov 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 30 Nov 2017 7:15 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

LSE #CharityTuesday: FoodCycle

Starts: 5 Dec 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 5 Dec 2017 2:00 PM
Come and meet the LSE FoodCycle Hub the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.

PBI Orientation Day

Starts: 9 Dec 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 9 Dec 2017 5:30 PM
Peace Brigades International UK is an international NGO that aims to create and protect space for the defence of human rights. It has seven active field projects, with five regularly recruiting new field volunteers. On the 9th of December, they're running an Orientation Event in London.

FULL - Christmas Concert Volunteer: one-off volunteering with The Children's Trust

Starts: 11 Dec 2017 4:30 PM
Finishes: 11 Dec 2017 10:30 PM
  • This opportunity is now full*
​We are looking for LSE volunteers to help at The Children's Trust upcoming Christmas Concert taking place on Monday 11 December 2017 at the stunning Holy Trinity in London.

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