Why volunteer


Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate, whether you have two hours to spare every Wednesday or are looking for one-off opportunities, volunteering could be for you. In fact in our latest research over 90% of student who volunteer say they would recommend volunteering to a friend and over 70% say it improved their LSE experience.

What are the benefits?

Volunteering is about giving something back to the community and helping others, but it's a great way to help yourself too. You can:

  • make a difference to the local community 
  • get insight into an area of work you are interested in – having some volunteer experience in your sector of interest will make you shine above others 
  • learn new skills and put your existing ones to good use 
  • network
  • make new friends
  • get to know your local community
  • have fun.

Refer to the Volunteer Centre blog and read our annual brochure for inspirational stories of what other LSE students and alumni have achieved with their volunteering. 

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