The partnership between Legal & General and Royal Voluntary Service is now five years old and growing year-on-year. Since 2014, we've been fundraising, volunteering and funding some very exciting projects. These projects have been particularly focused on helping the vital work that Royal Voluntary Service do in the NHS, supporting both staff and older patients. Recently the national volunteering charity has also helped Legal & General set up a customer referral service so they can support their own vulnerable older customers.
Now we are working together on a new project: encouraging more people to ‘Step Forward and volunteer!
Together we want to inspire more people to volunteer their talents, particularly in retirement, where our research has shown that people can feel isolated and disconnected from their communities on leaving the workplace. We want to show that volunteering can have a really positive impact on ageing, with evidence to prove it!
We're both delighted that our partnership has demonstrated significant and far reaching social impact for the people we're supporting, as well as enriching the lives of our staff and volunteers. We are looking forward to working together for many more years to come!