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LSE Volunteer Centre
Floor 5
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
1 Sheffield Street
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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 (part of LSE Careers).

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 at Christmas

During term time, the LSE Volunteer Centre posts regular blogs highlighting voluntary opportunities live on CareerHub, by theme. This week’s focus is on Christmas volunteering. Volunteering at Christmas can be a fantastic thing to do. Whilst Christmas is a time of parties, food and drink it’s also a time of giving and helping others. We also know that many LSE students will be spending […]


Interfaith week: one-off volunteering

Between 16-20 November, the LSE Faith Centre and LSESU ran a series of activities for national Interfaith Week. On the Thursday of Interfaith week, the LSE Volunteer Centre teamed up with the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace to offer an interfaith inspired one-off volunteering session. 12 LSE students volunteered to helping the Centre with gardening and painting tasks! The day started in […]


LSESU RAG Challenges

Each the LSESU RAG Society organises a number of exciting fundraising challenges to help reach their targets and make a real difference to the charities they are working with. This year you will have already seen RAG Get Lost and loads of fundraising collections happening. If you’re up for a really big challenge then check out the ones they have […]


Volunteering: advice, advocacy and legal

During term time, the LSE Volunteer Centre posts regular blogs highlighting voluntary opportunities live on CareerHub, by theme. This week’s focus is on advice, advocacy and legal. Advice Support Worker – Camden Citizens Advice Bureau Research and Advocacy Programme on Minority Rights and Conflict Prevention Intern – Minority Rights Group International Advocacy and Support Volunteer – Detention Action Visitor Volunteer – Detention […]


The Big Wrap: one-off volunteering at Ham House

On Wednesday 11 November, a group of 10 LSE students travelled against the rush hour commuter traffic, crossed Waterloo Bridge and jumped on a train to leafy Richmond, as National Trust’s Ham House was in need of some help to prepare for the busy Christmas season ahead. Each Christmas, the National Trust’s Ham House is brought to life with a Santa’s Grotto, which […]


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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. To see all the volunteering opportunities we are advertising, search the vacancies on LSE CareerHub.

Volunteer Literacy Tutor

Application closing date: 22 Jan 2016
Location: SW1P 2BG Greater London United Kingdom
We are seeking literacy tutors to work with one or two clients over six months. A flexible role, where you can volunteer for 2 hours each week Mon-Fri daytimes...and help someone to read and write to a level that enables them to participate in society and to improve their employment options.

Adviceline Volunteer

Application closing date: 31 Jan 2016
Location: United Kingdom
Camden Citizens Advice is looking for Adviceline volunteers to provide phone consultations with clients. Volunteers will be required to record client information on our database, and provide assisted information, referrals or callbacks as needed.

Teacher Trainer

Application closing date: 25 Dec 2015
Location: Papua New Guinea
Please see the job description

Every Child Reading Primary Writer

Application closing date: 25 Dec 2015
Location: Papua New Guinea
Please see the job description

Primary Teacher Training Capacity Builder

Application closing date: 25 Dec 2015
Location: Papua New Guinea
Please see the job description

Facts and Stats Analyst

Application closing date: 9 Dec 2015
Location: London England United Kingdom
Update Age UK's fact sheet about older people in the UK.

Casework Legal Intern

Application closing date: 31 Dec 2015
Location: London England United Kingdom
REDRESS is seeking applications from excellent law graduates and LLM students with a strong background in international human rights law to take up the role of casework legal intern.

Media and Data Processing Intern

Application closing date: 3 Jan 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
REDRESS, the award-winning anti-torture charity, is seeking a motivated MEDIA and DATA PROCESSING INTERN to join our friendly and hardworking team

Legal Intern for Post-Conflict Justice Programme

Application closing date: 1 Feb 2016
Location: London England United Kingdom
REDRESS is currently seeking applications from law graduates or law students with a strong background in international law to work on its Post-Conflict Justice Programme

Private Sector Development Advisor

Application closing date: 15 Dec 2015
Location: Minna Niger Nigeria
The Private Sector Development Advisor will facilitate the development of viable economic models that link farmers to private sector markets.

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Development in Action on campus promotion

Starts: 3 Dec 2015 10:00 AM
Finishes: 3 Dec 2015 2:00 PM
Venue: Reception space, SAW building, Sheffield Street
​Come and meet reps from Development in Action and talk about their mission to promote global citizenship by improving understanding and encouraging engagement in development issues amongst young people in the UK.

Christmas neighbourhood food collection volunteer

Starts: 4 Dec 2015 12:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Dec 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: Covent Garden Metro, 22-25 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9EQ.
Remaining places: 0
Help fight hunger this winter by volunteering with FareShare as part of the neighbourhood food collections taking place in Tesco stores around the country.

Christmas Concert Volunteer

Starts: 7 Dec 2015 5:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Dec 2015 10:00 PM
Venue: Cadogan Hall, London, England SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom
Remaining places: 0
​We are looking for 10 dynamic volunteers to help at our upcoming Christmas Concert taking place on Monday 7th December 2015 at the stunning Cadogan Hall in London.

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