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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.

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: 1. Know what […]

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10 volunteering opportunities to check out during the Easter break

Instead of spending your Easter break searching for eggs, you could volunteer! Lent Term is almost over which means no more classes for a while. Besides writing essays and preparing for exams you hopefully have a bit more spare time, at least in summer. And besides exploring London and going on holidays you could consider volunteering. It’s a great way to […]

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One-off volunteering: Nature conservationist

After rain comes… On a rainy Wednesday morning, four LSE students woke up early to meet the LSE Volunteer Centre Team on campus at 9am. If you find this an achievement in itself, you’ll be even more impressed by the fact that they signed up to volunteer for a whole day at the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. This park is made […]

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The heart of volunteering is to create a positive impact on society

Yllka Krasniqi is a second year History and Government undergraduate in the LSE Department of Government and an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador. She wrote about her volunteering experiences for the LSE Government Department blog and we didn’t want to keep this from you! What motivated you to sign up as an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador? I was motivated to sign up to be an […]

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International Women’s Day 2017

Celebrating women’s achievements Every year on 8 March it’s International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. This year the organisers launched a campaign which asks you to #BeBoldForChange. We’ve therefore selected several interesting volunteering roles for you. Volunteering opportunities London-based The WONDER Foundation has two amazing internship opportunities for those interested in women’s […]

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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.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERING - Germany

12 May 2017
Germany
Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for eight to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERING - Norway

12 May 2017
Norway
Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for eight to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERING - Spain

12 May 2017
Spain
Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for eight to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERING - Portugal

12 May 2017
Portugal
Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for eight to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VOLUNTEERING - Iceland

12 May 2017
Iceland Iceland
Want to gain new skills, experience a different culture and help people at the same time?

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer across Europe for 8 to 12 months through our international youth volunteering programme.

Social Media/IT Assistant

12 Apr 2017
London United Kingdom
This is an exciting position that offers plenty of scope to make a real difference in support of equality and diversity.The role is to assist on development projects for disability rights and other related projects through website development, design and maintenance.

Volunteer Project Development and Marketing

12 Apr 2017
London England United Kingdom
This role is to assist the Directors with the development of national and international
programmes for disability Sports, Social Inclusion and equality rights and other related projects through research,administration, development of project proposals and publicity.

Moving Up work experience placement for disabled students

31 Jul 2017
London England United Kingdom
If you’re looking for work experience in London, here is an opportunity for you. We run a project for young disabled Londoners to receive mentoring, support and hands-on experience in Muscular Dystrophy UK’s office. You may also have the opportunity to go to employment events and further placements.

London Marathon 2017 Volunteer

20 Apr 2017
London England United Kingdom
Want to be part of one of the world’s most famous running events? We’re calling on volunteers to join us at the London Marathon 2017 on the 23rd April to cheer on the runners who are taking on the challenge in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer.

Team breathe cheerer for the London Marathon 2017!

19 Apr 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
On Sunday 23 April there will be over 120 amazing people taking part in the London Marathon for team breathe, raising an incredible £275,000 to fight lung disease!

Our runners are awesome and we want to make sure they know that on the day!

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One-off volunteering: Cash Collectors for International Day of the Street Children

Starts: 11 Apr 2017
Finishes: 12 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
​Help raise vital funds on the International Day of the Street Children by volunteering as a bucket collector for UK charity Street Child in London on 11 or 12 April to help transform the lives of vulnerable children.

One-off volunteering: Maths coach

Starts: 12 Apr 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 13 Apr 2017 3:30 PM
Volunteer on MATHS MADNESS this Easter, and help pupils from a disadvantaged community excel in their GCSEs.

One-off: The Children's Trust Annual Easter Fair volunteer

Starts: 15 Apr 2017 10:00 AM
Finishes: 15 Apr 2017 4:00 PM
The Children’s Trust needs a team of volunteers to help run the Annual Easter Fair, a fun family fundraiser event for the local community to enjoy. Each year they raise £10,000 and they couldn’t do it without the incredible help from all their volunteers.

One-off volunteering: March for Science London

Starts: 22 Apr 2017
Finishes: 22 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
The March for Science celebrates publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. By volunteering you'll support science that upholds the common good, and political leaders and policymakers who enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

One-off volunteering: The big dig day

Starts: 22 Apr 2017
Finishes: 22 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
The Big Dig day - Saturday 22 April 2017. Come and help your local community garden get ready for the new growing season. It's a great way to meet new people, get some fresh air, and learn about food.

One-off volunteering: London Legal Walk marshal

Starts: 22 Apr 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 22 Apr 2017 10:00 PM
The Legal Walk is looking for marshals to help prepare the day, set up the street party and registration desks, and/or later be positioned along the route where it will be your role to direct walkers and offer support and encouragement as they go past.

One-off volunteering: Team breathe cheerer for the London Marathon 2017!

Starts: 23 Apr 2017
Finishes: 23 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
On Sunday 23 April there will be over 120 amazing people taking part in the London Marathon for team breathe, raising an incredible £275,000 to fight lung disease! The organisation wants to make sure that the runners know they're awesome on the day!

One-off volunteering: Target Ovarian Cancer London Marathon volunteer

Starts: 23 Apr 2017
Finishes: 23 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
Want to be part of one of the world’s most famous running events? Target Ovarian Cancer is calling on volunteers to join them at the London Marathon 2017 on 23 April to cheer on the runners who are taking on the challenge in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer.

One-off volunteering: Anthony Nolan London Marathon 2017 Cheer Team

Starts: 23 Apr 2017
Finishes: 23 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
Happy and enthusiastic supporters needed to help Anthony Nolan cheer on their fantastic runners fundraising for the charity at this year’s London Marathon. With your support Anthony Nolan can give the people who are fundraising for them a fantastic race day experience.

One-off volunteering: Volunteer with Shelter at the London Marathon

Starts: 23 Apr 2017
Finishes: 23 Apr 2017 11:59 PM
The London Marathon is one the most prestigious and inspiring events to be at, and with a multitude of fancy dress outfits along the way, by far one of the most entertaining. Shelter would love for you to join their Volunteering Team to provide support along the route.

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