Legal & General Retirement are supporting national volunteering charity Royal Voluntary Service and their new volunteer recruitment campaign, Step Forward.
Together we want to inspire more people to step forward and volunteer, especially those who are no longer working or moving toward retirement. Having a happy, healthy and colourful retirement is not just about having a good pension income. We know that positive ageing - keeping purposeful, active and connected – is vitally important too. Volunteering in your local community can contribute to this: research shows that people who volunteer report feeling happier and healthier.
We know this from experience too. Our charity partnership with Royal Voluntary Service began in 2014. Since then our staff have experienced the rewards of volunteering, by supporting Royal Voluntary Service’s work in the NHS, running hospital cafés and on-ward retail trolley rounds with the support of local volunteers.
Knowing first-hand the benefits of volunteering, Legal & General Retirement is delighted to be supporting Step Forward, the Royal Voluntary Service’s flagship volunteer recruitment campaign. Step Forward is encouraging everyone to volunteer their talent; whether that’s making a perfect cup of tea in a hospital café, playing the piano, speaking a foreign language, or just being able to have a bit of banter and share a smile. Everyone has a talent, so why not volunteer yours?