At Legal & General we know the value of volunteering, having seen first-hand the difference it can make in our local communities, as well as to our employees directly.
4 Apr 2022
One of our local partnerships is with Dare to Dream, an inspirational programme challenging young people to change the way they think.
The programme, now in its third year, works with schools, youth clubs, colleges and universities to give young people the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.
Each Legal & General Mentor is assigned three students, and their role is to help promote self-awareness, build resilience, and support employability. The programme ends with each student being shown around the Legal & General site in Hove to experience a real-life working environment.
Employee volunteering is an important part of life at Legal & General, supported by a volunteering policy which allows our people to take time off to support charities during working hours. Not only that, but we offer time matching, which enables employees who volunteer to convert their time into money for the charity. In 2021, we matched over 5,700 hours of employee volunteering.
Georgia Mills, Campaigns Manager and Dare to Dream Mentor, said: “I didn’t get the encouragement and support for my career when I was growing up, so I feel privileged to be part of this year’s programme. I get to positively influence young people, help build their confidence, and set them on a path for success.”
Phil Anderson, LGRI and LGC COO and Hove Location Director, said: “We’ve been proud to be part of the Dare to Dream programme for Brighton and Hove for a third time. All our colleagues involved have found the experience to be inspiring and rewarding, acting as mentors to the students and helping them to build self-confidence, discover their ambitions and ultimately fulfil their true potential.”