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LSE Volunteer Centre
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
1 Sheffield Street
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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.

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Introducing the LSE Green Impact Project Assistants

We spoke to Jess Lobo about Green Impact at LSE and the wonderful Green Impact Project Assistants they recruit at LSE to help with their work. Green Impact is a national environmental award scheme run across the country, now in its eighth year at LSE. It sees departments ranging from the Library to the Halls and LSE Cities to Catering, […]

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5 ways volunteering improves your chances of getting a job

Volunteering is good for you, in more ways than one. We know that students who volunteer at LSE say they feel more a part of the School, and research shows that volunteering can do all manner of positive things including increasing your sense of wellbeing. But volunteering can also can improve your chances of getting a job. Here’s how: 1. […]

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“A big smile and a happy mind”: volunteering with Future Frontiers

Millie Dessent, a second year Intentional Relations student, currently volunteers as a Careers Coach for Future Frontiers. Future Frontiers is a London based charity that aims to “equip disadvantaged young people with the information, skills and mindsets to be able to realise their career aspirations”. Millie shares her experiences of volunteering below. Through volunteering I have gained a greater understanding of […]

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Christmas volunteering opportunities

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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.

Complex Needs Homeless Support Volunteers

31 Jan 2017
Camden Greater London United Kingdom
Volunteer with a motivated and resilient team to support homeless people with complex needs to lead more fulfilling, independent lives.

Summer 2017 Communications Intern

31 Mar 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
We are looking for a pro-active intern to help us to engage with key development issues
relating to our work and projects, both through writing content for our website, other media
outlets and for our social media.

Events and Engagement Intern

15 Dec 2016
London Greater London United Kingdom
You will proactively support Wonder in order to organise events to raise money for, and the profile of, our local partners. We are looking for a proactive, innovative & creative person who wants to gain experience of event management.

Women in Latin America Research Internship

15 Dec 2016
Old Street Greater London United Kingdom
As an intern, you will get first-hand experience working with WONDER and will learn more about women’s health, education, empowerment and overall development worldwide. You will have the chance to undertake challenging work with a passionate team and we are committed to our interns' career devt.

Communications Intern

15 Dec 2016
London Greater London United Kingdom
We are looking for a pro-active intern to help us to engage with key development issues
relating to our work and projects, both through writing content for our website, other media
outlets and for our social media.

Retail Assistant

14 Dec 2016
North London Greater London United Kingdom
Volunteers are vital in helping to sort donated goods, restock the shop floor, serve customers – you make the shop be as successful as possible. So if you have a few hours to spare each week and want to gain retail experience then support us and help to raise funds for Noah’s Ark!

Voluntary Internship - Digital Communications Team

9 Dec 2016
Woking South East England United Kingdom
Bring your creativity and communications knowledge/experience to this internship in the digital team within our global communications department at one of the world's leading NGOs.

Volunteer worker Uganda/Tanzania

22 Dec 2016
Kampala, Bukoba Uganda
Based in Uganda with frequent travel to Tanzania, this one year volunteer worker position will give you:
- Frontline exposure to living and working in Sub Saharan Africa
- Exposure to international businesses, donor funding agencies, government, and NGOs
- Leadership and other training.

One-Off, One hour Volunteering for Food Hall Collection

3 Dec 2016
London Greater London United Kingdom
One-off volunteering, one hour, Food Hall Collection, LSE Halls, Passfield, Rosbery, Carr-Saunders

Camp Team Mate

8 May 2017
Various United Kingdom
Team Mates support Campers throughout their time at Camp, building fantastic 1:1 relationships whilst encouraging, inspiring and empowering Campers as they complete Camp activities.

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Christmas Concert Volunteer

Starts: 5 Dec 2016 4:30 PM
Finishes: 5 Dec 2016 10:30 PM
Remaining places: 2
​We are looking for 10-15 dynamic LSE volunteers to help at our upcoming Christmas Concert taking place on Monday 4th December 2016 at the stunning Cadogan Hall in London.

LSE #CharityTuesday: Team Westminster

Starts: 6 Dec 2016 11:00 AM
Finishes: 6 Dec 2016 3:00 PM
Come and meet Team Westminster outside the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and find out more about their exciting volunteering opportunities.

Meet an Alum - financial regulation

Starts: 12 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 12 Jan 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 - legal

Starts: 19 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 19 Jan 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 - financial journalism

Starts: 26 Jan 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Jan 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.

IDEP: LSE International Development Volunteering Fair 2017

Starts: 31 Jan 2017 4:30 PM
Finishes: 31 Jan 2017 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.

Meet an Alum - social innovation and sustainable finance

Starts: 9 Feb 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 9 Feb 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.

Souper Sorters - one-off volunteering with FareShare

Starts: 22 Feb 2017 12:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Feb 2017 4:00 PM
Remaining places: 16
The LSE Volunteer Centre is organising for a team of LSE student volunteers to get involved at the heart of FareShare’s food re-distribution, giving you the opportunity to help us improve the daily lives of people facing food poverty.

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