Volunteering resources

Students with disabilities – apply to attend Access to Employment 2018

As Careers Consultant for disabled students I often get asked questions about whether employers will view a candidate negatively if they disclose a disability. Understandably there may be concerns about a lack of understanding or an unwillingness to make adjustments and, more often than not, you may not know the support you’re entitled to or how to handle situations such […]


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.

Build a clean water system in northern Thailand

11 Feb 2018
Volunteer with the Karen Hilltribes Trust to help to help provide clean water for the poorest communities in Thailand. Join one of 2018 clean water teams today to be part of changing lives and to have the adventure of a lifetime!

One-off volunteering: migration/ integration youth workshop facilitator

10 Feb 2018
Old St Greater London United Kingdom
This day conference will bring together young people from migrant, refugee and settled backgrounds to hear from experts, politicians and each other. It's a chance to meet new people, make new friends and share ideas.

Teach English at Junior Language Immersion camps COPY

5 Feb 2018
Warsaw Poland
Angloville are offering a volunteering programme in Poland, where you will stay in a quality hotel in the middle of the beautiful Polish countryside for 6 days meeting professionals from all over the country in a very laid back environment.

Field Evaluation Programme Volunteer

31 Jan 2018
United Kingdom
The Evaluation Programme is GlobalGiving's international skilled volunteering programme. Volunteers are trained in project evaluation and will support our grassroots partners, providing access to resources, training and peer learning networks.

Government funded volunteering in Nepal with Raleigh ICS

19 Feb 2018
Volunteer in Nepal and help improve the lives of those recovering from the 2015 earthquake.

Project coordinator

17 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Coordinate volunteers to collect surplus food from local cafes and redistribute it to homeless individuals. Coordinators needed on Monday and/or Tuesday.

Communications and Marketing Volunteer

2 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Communications and Marketing Volunteer to drive the social media communications of this exciting watersports charity

Social Research Volunteer

2 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Social Researcher (Voluntary) required to research the services of this exciting youth watersports charity that

Fundraising Volunteer

2 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Fundraising volunteer to work with a professional fundraising consultant developing funding bids to government, business and trusts.

Events volunteer

1 Feb 2018
Greater London United Kingdom
Support our community and events fundraising

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LSE #CharityTuesday: Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK

Starts: 23 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Come and meet the Inter Cultural Youth Exchange UK outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.

IDEP: How to find an overseas volunteering opportunity

Starts: 23 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 25
​Are you interested in volunteering overseas? Come along to this panel event investigating how to choose an overseas volunteering opportunity.

Post Pals - one-off volunteering

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 37
Help ‘Post a Smile on a Child’s Face’ by sending a card or letter to seriously ill children and their siblings. You can read a bit about the children, choose to whom you’ll write, and then make a card or write a letter to help make them smile and feel less isolated.

How to approach speculative applications

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 42
A speculative application involves proactively approaching an employer to seek out opportunities that have not been advertised. This seminar will help you understand the scenarios where you may need to use a speculative application and what you should include.

IDEP: Spotlight on Modern Slavery in a Development Context

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 6:00 PM
Remaining places: 26
There is widespread recognition across the globe that the elimination of Modern Slavery is one of the great human rights issues of our time.

Join John Cox from the UK’s Department of International Development for his perspectives on the challenges and the work that is being done.

LSE #CharityTuesday: IntoUniversity

Starts: 30 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Come and meet IntoUniversity outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.

IDEP: LSE International Development Volunteering Fair 2018

Starts: 30 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Jan 2018 7:00 PM
Meet over 20 organisations and charities who are offering many UK-based and international volunteering opportunities in the field of international development.

Masterclass in Crisis Communications

Starts: 5 Feb 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 5 Feb 2018 5:00 PM
Fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if places become available.
A masterclass in crisis communications from LSE alumus Sheree Dodd. Sheree will discuss the key principles of handling breaking issues and crises before inviting participants to carry out a practical exercise in crisis communications.

LSE #CharityTuesday: Young Funding Network

Starts: 6 Feb 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Feb 2018 2:00 PM
Come and meet The Young Funding Network outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.


Starts: 6 Feb 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 6 Feb 2018 9:00 PM
Join us on 6 February at 6.30pm in the LSE Senior Dining Room for an evening of live crowdfunding brought to you by YFN in partnership with LSE SU RAG and LSE Volunteer Centre.

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