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Volunteer Centre's partner organisations

The Volunteer Centre works closely with a wide-ranging core group of charitable organisations to strengthen their presence on campus and offering to LSE students.

Our 10 Hutchinson patrons for the year 2013/14 are listed below. These organisations will be promoting regular volunteering opportunities, as well as running skills seminars and attending volunteering panel events on campus.



Barnardo's| run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than 190,000  vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people every year. Their work includes: fostering and adoption services and support, helping children break free from sexual exploitation, supporting young carers and helping children on the child protection register.

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City Year UK

City Year| is the leading youth and education charity in London. City Year is the only youth movement that delivers a combination of breakfast club provision, one-to-one tutoring support, enforcement of school behaviour policies and fun after-school clubs – all rolled into one. No other movement for social change offers young people the coordinated opportunity to volunteer full time for a whole year in inner city schools. City Year is special because they believe young people can change the world.

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Coin Street Community Builders

Coin Street Community Builders| (CSCB) is a social enterprise and development trust near Waterloo which seeks to make London's South Bank a better place in which to live, to work and to visit. Coin Street regularly recruits volunteers for a range of community programmes which it delivers for the benefit of local people, including youth club, girls’ club, sports clubs, film club, art sessions for older people and a heritage project.

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Detention Action

Detention Action| campaigns for an end to detention without time limit and to the practice of detaining people because they have claimed asylum. Detention Action lobby government, produce authoritative research and organise events to raise awareness about the injustice that people in detention are facing. They rely on volunteers to deliver emotional and practical support and advice to people in two immigration detention centres near Heathrow.



FoodCycle| runs volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable groups. By combining volunteering, surplus food and a free kitchen space FoodCycle ‘hubs’ create nutritious meals for people affected by food poverty in the UK and aim to bring about positive social change in the community.

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IntoUniversity| provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people from disadvantaged background to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Each year they help over 15,000 children and young people. 77% of their 2012 school leavers progressed to Higher Education compared with 18% of those from similar backgrounds



MyBnk| are a charity who deliver financial and enterprise education directly to schools and youth organisations. Through their programmes 42,000 11 - 25 year olds have learnt to manage their money and make enterprising decisions.

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Octavia Foundation

The Octavia Foundation| is a community charity which supports local people in west and central London during times of personal difficulty and crisis, the foundation also runs 17 London-based charity shops. The organisation regularly recruits volunteers for a wide range of roles including: volunteer befrienders, shop volunteers, volunteer youth workers and volunteers in care services.

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READ International

READ International| want to see a world where the power of education enables all young people to achieve their full potential. READ International was founded in 2004 and creates libraries in secondary schools to increase access to education for thousands of Tanzanian students. Through collaborative, student led initiatives READ hope to empower young people to secure a poverty free future for themselves by improving access to education.

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Restless Development

Restless Development| are the youth-led development agency. Their vision is to see young people taking a leadership role in addressing the most urgent issues facing their countries and the world. They professionally train and support young Volunteer Development Professionals to help spread knowledge, develop skills and address priority issues within their communities and countries. They provide structured, long-term interventions for 1,100,000 youth, improving their civic participation, livelihoods and sexual health.