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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.
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LSE Volunteer Centre

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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.

Project Ubuntu – A year of volunteering

Daniel Becton, an LSE alumnus, decided to take an unusual type of gap year and set out to volunteer with a charity in every US state for a week. He set off in August 2012 on his 42,000 mile adventure … Continue reading

Microvolunteering Day – 15th March

March 15th is the is the first annual microvolunteering day. Check out the site for how the volunteering world will be celebrating.

What is micro volunteering?

Micro volunteering is a chance for a volunteer to donate small chunks of time to a charitable project, often through a web-enabled device. As Ivo explains, “A quick scout around the web reveals many definitions, but one that seems most apt would be ‘small, quick, low commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause’.” Sparked, a volunteer matching website has a tag line that reads, “It’s online volunteering, for busy people (like you).”

This means it can be done on the bus, whilst on a lunch break or even in your pyjamas!

Find out more on the LSE Volunteer Centre website.

Sport Relief at LSE

2014′s Sport Relief is the penultimate weekend in March and LSE will be getting involved with a great range of events all happening on Friday 21 March. There’s something for everyone! See details and how to participate below. Please note that if you would like to volunteer to help on the day, each event has a different email contact.

Check out the LSE website for the full details of everything that is happening on campus.

Why I’m proud of LSE students

As a truly epic Student Volunteering Week 2014 draws to a close it’s hard not to feel proud of the difference that LSE students make in the communities we live in. Since Monday, LSE students have completed a run with … Continue reading

Volunteering with ReachOut UK

ReachOut have been recruiting at LSE for several years now, offering students the chance to mentor young people living in disadvantaged areas of London. Peng Qian is completing a Masters in Finance and Economics at LSE. He shares his experience … Continue reading

Spotlight on RAG President

We’ve reblogged this interview from the LSE SU blog interviewing Nona, the 2013-14 LSESU Rag President. The RAG President leads Raising and Giving (RAG) which is responsible for all charity fundraising at LSESU. The President leads a committee of 17 … Continue reading

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 the Hutchinson Patrons 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.

Correspondent (Journalists) Wanted

Apply by: 29 Apr 2014

Location: London United Kingdom

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic up and coming journalists to join our team. We offer training to those that wish to specialise, increase their CV and job prospects or learn a new skill.

Volunteer Campaigner

Apply by: 28 Apr 2014

Location: London UK-wide United Kingdom

Cutting edge climate change NGO seeks volunteer campaigners.

OCSEP Paid Summer Teaching Internship – No Mandarin Required

Apply by: 22 Apr 2014

Location: Shanghai China

OCSEP was founded in 2008 by Oxbridge and Ivy League graduates who understood the importance of education and an international outlook. The firm was inspired by the desire to help students fulfill their potential by bringing the best aspects of the Western educational system.

Marketing Officer

Apply by: 5 May 2014

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

NICOLA Arts is a youth lead charity that promotes positive interaction within youth communities through creative opportunities, particularly in areas of high crime. We are currently looking for an intern Marketing Officer to join our dynamic team to assist promotion of our projects/products.

Intern - Climate and Energy (EU Climate – 2030) – voluntary position

Apply by: 16 May 2014

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

ClientEarth is seeking an enthusiastic intern to work in our Climate and Energy programme.

Volunteers needed to take part in collection days at Kia Oval

Apply by: 30 Jun 2014

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

We are looking for volunteers to take part in our collection days at Kia Oval. There are a number of Surrey County Cricket Club tickets you can get your hands on, as every volunteer will have their name submitted to a draw to be in with a chance of getting themselves a ticket.

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|.

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