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LSE Volunteer Centre
Floor 5
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
1 Sheffield Street
London
WC2A 2AP
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6519
Email: volunteer@lse.ac.uk
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Tuesdays 10-11am.
Fridays 2-4pm.
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LSE Volunteer Centre

  • Welcome to the LSE Volunteer Centre!

We are here to help LSE students find a volunteering placement at a charity or not-for-profit organisation during your time studying at LSE. We can offer a range of volunteering opportunities for students to get involved in whether they have one hour or two days a week to spare.
We can offer a wealth of advice on volunteering in London and internationally and how you can make the best use of your opportunities to make a difference in the world and help gain new skills for your future careers.

Volunteering in Uganda: another side of the story

In her second blog about Lively Minds Susana Rubinstein shares her voluntary experiences. This blog post was originally published through the LSE IPA blog and we thank them for allowing us to share it. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog entry on the LSE Careers site about my experience volunteering for Lively Minds in Uganda, particularly about […]

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The week I swapped Saw Swee Hock for Wiltshire and wellies – a staff volunteering account

Livi Shaw, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator used her five day staff volunteering leave available to all LSE staff, to volunteer  at Jamie’s Farm: At the start of 2016 I set myself several New Year’s resolutions one of which was to make use of the five volunteering leave days provided at LSE. My main challenge was to find a volunteering opportunity which would allow […]

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LSE student’s volunteering recognised by FCO

Marc R. Claude, MSc in Political Science and Political Economy 2016, was recently recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for his volunteering efforts. Here he talks about his impressions of the voluntary sector in the UK and his award. Volunteering vibrantly thrives in London and in the UK. Earlier this year, the UK capital won the European Volunteering Capital […]

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Refugee Week at LSE

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. LSE has a long history of working with refugee […]

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Dumisani Gwakuba – Outstanding Contribution to the LSE Community award

We were delighted to award Dumisani Gwakuba with the inaugural Outstanding Contribution to the LSE Community award at the LSE Volunteers celebratory event on 28 April. Dumisani, through his volunteering, has shown a huge amount of dedication to improving the experiences of other LSE students over the past year. We caught up with him to see how he felt about the award and what […]

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Our vision is one where the LSE community makes a sustained and valued contribution to society through volunteering.

Our mission is to embed a culture of volunteering within the LSE community enabling students to engage with rewarding opportunities, facilitating their personal development whilst contributing to society.

We have the following six key aims:

1. Inspire students about volunteering and the positive affects it can have on their careers and other areas of life.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Share case studies from other LSE students and organisations highlighting the benefits of volunteering. 
  • Have a Student Volunteering Ambassadors team that will meet students at events, write blog entries and articles for The Beaver. 
  • Ensure that engaging literature is available on campus.
  • Run promotional campaigns on campus.

2. Educate the LSE community about volunteering and ensure they know where information and support can be found.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Keep an up to date blog and website with informative articles about volunteering.
  • Run 1-1 appointments with students.
  • Hold seminars and presentations about the “Why, When and How” of volunteering, including external presenters.
  • Work with departments to ensure they are aware of the Volunteer Centre and how to direct students there. 

3. Maintain and develop a diverse range of volunteering opportunities from a broad range of organisations.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Work with our partner organisations to ensure they post their volunteering opportunities on LSE CareerHub.
  • Run an annual volunteering fair to help introduce students to charities and their opportunities.
  • Listen to students and the type of opportunities that they want.
  • Assist students in leading their own volunteer involving projects.

4. Work in collaboration with other bodies and organisations both inside and out of LSE for mutual benefit.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Meet regularly with the various bodies at LSE that involve volunteers and/or the promotion of volunteering such as LSE SU, LSE SU RAG and Widening Participation.
  • Work with our partner organisations to ensure excellent opportunities are available for LSE students.
  • Have procedures in place for when it is appropriate to refer students to other LSE departments and/or external organisations.

5. Measure the impact of LSE volunteers and celebrate their work.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Have an annual event celebrating the impact that LSE students make in the community through volunteering.
  • Publish an annual brochure with a series of case studies highlighting the volunteer work that LSE students have completed.
  • Present one LSE student with the annual ‘LSE Volunteer of the Year’ award.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms for both organisations and students to help measure impact that LSE students make.

6. Stay at the forefront of knowledge regarding volunteering and ensure best practice is championed with organisations we work with.

To meet this aim we will:

  • Actively participate in volunteering bodies such as WiSCV, Greater London Volunteering and Volunteering England/NCVO amongst others.
  • Participate in and share research on student volunteering.
  • Monitor changes in volunteer related legislation.
  • Refer organisations to best practice guidelines on recruiting and managing volunteers where appropriate.

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

Volunteer in Uganda on our Early Childhood Development projects

Application closing date: 31 Aug 2017
Location: Eastern Region Uganda
Volunteer with us for the trip of a lifetime. You’ll work alongside our local staff, and each day travel to different communities where you’ll support the Mothers and children at our Play Schemes and immerse yourself in traditional community life.

Corporate Partnerships Fundraising Volunteer Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

Major Gifts Volunteer Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

London Clean Air Volunteer

Application closing date: 21 Oct 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
Flexible volunteering opportunity for students interested in sustainability, air quality, clean air & London's environment. Green Gumption are recruiting volunteers to help on a Clean Air action days campaign across various London boroughs, the project is supported by the Mayor of London's Office.

Adviceline Assessor

Application closing date: 7 Sep 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Camden Citizens Advice is looking for Adviceline Assessors to provide phone consultations with clients. Volunteers will be required to record client information on our database, and provide assisted information, referrals or book appointments as needed.

Internship, The Haller Foundation (NGO)

Application closing date: 15 Aug 2016
Location: England United Kingdom
The Haller Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and talented self-starter to assist with a variety of important tasks over an initial three-month internship.

Digital Volunteer Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

Fundraising Events Volunteer Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

Research Management Volunteer Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

Volunteering Development Intern

Application closing date: 5 Aug 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
The Marie Curie Internship programme is a 12 week voluntary placement offering an exciting and unique opportunity to make a difference to individuals and families living with a terminal illness.

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