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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

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.

LSE Student Volunteering Ambassadors 2014-15

Each year the LSE Volunteer Centre recruits a number of  students to act as ambassadors for volunteering on-campus. This normally involves being on stalls on Houghton Street, posting blog entries and generally telling other LSE students how fantastic volunteering is! We’d like to introduce you to this year’s ambassadors and let them tell you why they signed up. Leyla Nor […]

Volunteering at the SS Robin

On 16 October a group of LSE students came together to redecorate the offices of the SS Robin, a historical ship of huge importance that will be opening to the public in 2015. Organised in conjunction with CSV and The Peabody Trust the five students helped move office furniture, sort historical files, repaint the bathroom and throw away items no longer […]

2015 Morocco Trek: Contributing to Cancer Research

Leyla Nor, an LSE Student Volunteering Ambassador for the past two years is embarking on a new challenge. Having volunteered all over the world, run the Paris marathon and inspired many students to get involved in volunteering, she is taking her fundraising exploits to Morocco for a cause close to her heart. Here is another item to check off your […]

42% of LSE students volunteer

Research completed by the LSE Volunteer Centre shows that over 42% of LSE students volunteer during their time at the School and that 96% of those that do volunteer would recommend it to a friend. Students who volunteer say that they have noticed increased confidence in their abilities, that their communication skills have improved and they thought that employers would value the […]

International Volunteering: A Shift in Thinking

Ruth Taylor, who is coming to LSE to undertake an MSc in Human Rights in October, is currently volunteering in Ghana as KickStart Ghana’s Volunteer Coordinator. She is blogging about her experiences and some issues facing the overseas volunteering sector. You can view the original blog here. As I sit here writing this blog (my third for KickStart Ghana), the world is facing a reality […]

Connor Russell wins volunteering award from Mayor of London

LSE Volunteer of the Year 2014 Connor Russell won the Under 25′s category for Mentoring and Coaching in the Team London volunteering awards at City Hall for his work with IntoUniversity last night (17 September). Connor has volunteered at IntoUniversity, a charity that uses learning centres to inspire children to achieve, since joining LSE three years ago but over the past year […]

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.

Fundraising and Outreach Volunteer

Apply by: 5 Dec 2014

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

The aim of this role is to create and carry out new fundraising activities in the local community to raise funds for the local activities such as the ESOL classes, children’s supplementary school and other projects.

Marketing and Communications Volunteer

Apply by: 7 Dec 2014

Location: Kings Cross Greater London United Kingdom

Link Ethiopia is a charity dedicated to helping Ethiopian communities escape poverty through education.

We are seeking a high calibre volunteer to develop our marketing and communications work in key areas, including our school linking & child sponsorship schemes, as well as our fundraising work.


Apply by: 4 Dec 2014

Location: London United Kingdom

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

Intern International Law and Human Rights Programme

Apply by: 24 Dec 2014

Location: NY United States of America

PGA is recruiting One Intern for its New York-based office
Duration: 1 month with possibility of extension.
40 hours of work per week during the ASP and 35 hours per week afterwards.
Due to lack of funds, this internship is unpaid.
Starting date is 1 December.
Deadline: 24 November

Communications Intern

Apply by: 24 Dec 2014

Location: NY United States of America

PGA is recruiting One Communications Intern for its NY-based
Duration 1 month with possibility of extension.
40 hours of work p/w during the ASP and 35 hours p/w afterwards.
Due to lack of funds this internship is unpaid.
Starts: 8 December.

Communications, HR and upskilling young people volunteer

Apply by: 3 Dec 2014

Location: London Greater London United Kingdom

We need someone with an HR brain to help us to encourage young people with fewer opportunities to think about their skillsets and boost their self confidence, so that they can enter good jobs, further education and become active citizens.

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|.

Search our volunteering events below or view all our events on LSE CareerHub|.

Volunteer Centre