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As a Managing Agent or Broker in the Lloyd’s market, the Lloyd’s of London Foundation and Lloyd’s Community Programme offer a wide range of rewarding and engaging skills-based volunteering opportunities to get involved in. 

We offer programmes that support people across our communities, from supporting schools-based programmes that help young people through education and employment to providing knowledge support to charities that give vital service to our local communities.

Get in touch to get involved.

By volunteering your time and skills, not only can you develop your personal and professional skills, but you will also make a direct impact to support and strengthen the communities in which we work.  

Visit our Volunteering Skills Matrix to identify the right opportunities for you.

Our schools-based programmes focus on supporting young people through education and employment, feeding into Lloyd’s Inclusion pillar by helping to attract and retain a diverse workforce that will bring innovation to the insurance sector.  

Our volunteers told us that through taking part:

School children in a classroom
School children in a classroom
“The Switch is extremely proud of our unique and treasured partnership with Lloyd's, which began 30 years ago. In that time Lloyd's led the way for business to successfully engage with schools.

Its commitment to innovative programmes such as Abacus and Aim to Attain has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Through raising the profile of corporate volunteering within the Lloyd's market, schools across the borough as well as our charity have benefited from many fruitful relationships with a variety of different companies in the Lloyd’s market.”
Helen - Director, The Switch

Our volunteering opportunities

Employability & education

School children in a classroom
Students attending the Mental Health Foundation Peer Education Project
Students attending the Mental Health Foundation Peer Education Project

Employability training programmes include:

Interview Practice: Interview secondary school students on zoom and provide instant feedback. 

Lunch & Learn Sessions: Support with 1 hour sessions for talented students in higher education. Sessions include interview skills development, CV writing, speed networking, fireside chats with CEOs and business spotlights.

Social mobility

Students attending a masterclass workshop
Students attending a masterclass workshop
Students attending a masterclass workshop

Masterclass workshops include:

Future Skills: The pre-16 sessions focus on building younger people’s confidence while the post-16 sessions help higher achieving students maximise their opportunities beyond school and into the working life by helping them understand the choices open to them for further education and training.

Step Into Insurance: The Step Into Insurance series is designed to give students insight into the insurance sector in preparing for their internship or graduate applications.

Insuring Futures: Gives young people access to the Lloyd’s market and other top insurance firms.


Lloyd's Corporation colleagues volunteering to move sand
Lloyd's Corporation colleagues on a team challenge
Lloyd's Corporation colleagues on a team challenge

Bring the joy of reading to children’s doorsteps

A community-focused charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London; Doorstep Library’s unique home-based service means volunteers are there in person or online, finding the most appropriate books for every child they visit and building a relationship with the whole family. The project not only improves literacy and confidence in children, but also increases family wellbeing and bonding through the joy of sharing stories and encouraging parents and children to read together. This tailored support enables Doorstep Library to help prepare children for school and broaden their opportunities in life.

We have 3 types of volunteering:

  1. Home Reading Volunteers visit the same five families in one London location every week with the same volunteer partner. Volunteers will read and engage with the families and also leave the children a few extra books to read between sessions. Commitment of 16 or 32 sessions per year depending on your availability.
  2. Online Reading Volunteers visit the same three families online once a week, connecting via Zoom from their own home or office. Volunteers will read stories with children, finding the most appropriate books from our online library. Commitment of 16 or 32 sessions per year depending on your availability.
  3. Stand-in Volunteers (Home or Online) fill in when a regular volunteer can’t attend so sessions don't have to be cancelled. Volunteers can select the day and location that works best for them. Commitment of a minimum 6 sessions per year depending on your availability.

To take part, book onto one of the following training sessions from 5:00pm - 8:00pm:

  • Wednesday 7th June (home reading)
  • Tuesday 23rd May (online reading)
  • Wednesday 21st June (online reading)

To sign up, contact:

You can find out more about the Doorstep Library volunteering opportunity in the volunteering document below and by visiting the Doorstep Library website.

Doorstep Library volunteers reading with children in their home
Doorstep Library volunteers reading with children in their home

Help people break the cycle of homelessness

Thames Reach is a charity helping to end homelessness in London by working directly with homeless people on the streets and in hostels, and with those at risk of becoming homeless and those recovering from homelessness.

We have three tasks which Thames Reach need help with (which are great for teams!):

Task 1: Garden restoration

Thames Reach provides housing and support for people moving off the street. Help restore the garden of one of these properties so that the residence can enjoy the space.

Task 2: Painting

Help paint a hostel being used by people needing longer term support.

Task 3: Budgeting workshop

Support at a budgeting workshop which provides service users who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness with the skills and knowledge to manage their finances and relieve their anxiety. You'll get to hear their stories and give them the much needed support to end homelessness for good.

Support a charity - become a trustee

Help strengthen a charity by enrolling onto a 12 month placement on a charity board. The BoardBuilders trustee placement programme provides volunteers with an opportunity to engage at strategic level, applying skills in a new context and developing as a professional.

The BoardMatch21 event is an opportunity for employee volunteers to meet a selection of local charities or social enterprises that are in need of new trustees/board members and to submit applications to the board(s) of their choosing. ELBA staff will be on hand to support employee volunteers through the application process, helping them to find a trustee/board placement.

BoardMatch21 - Lloyd's of London

Tuesday 27th June 2023 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

In advance of BoardMatch21 we also welcome employees to attend our BoardBuilders Information Session to learn more about the role of becoming a charity trustee.

BoardBuilders Information Session - Virtual

Wednesday 14th June 2023 | 12pm-1pm

Disaster avoidance and recovery

Share your knowledge with the third sector

Share your knowledge and insight with charity organisations helping to build disaster resilient communities in areas such as climate and flood resilience trends, catastrophe micro-insurance and climate-based index insurance, and disaster and environmental risk mapping and risk reduction strategies.

Volunteers planting seeds
Volunteering with Rise Against Hunger
Volunteering with Rise Against Hunger

Mental health

Volunteer your time

Volunteer a day or longer to support a mental health charity strengthen their programme delivery, operations and communications. 

A student in a classroom
A Mental Health Foundation Peer Education Project workshop
A Mental Health Foundation Peer Education Project workshop

Hear from our volunteers

“I enjoyed being able to use my skills to help others. I also liked learning about the various projects in East London and getting my head out of the ‘insurance bubble’ to see how interconnected everything is.”
Community Recovery Programme volunteer
“The team found the day very rewarding to do something for the local community. We learned about how the playground works and how many families they support, as well as their struggles around funding. This gave the team a great sense of satisfaction when they finished for the day, knowing that they had done some good!”
Team Challenge volunteer
“I love interacting with the children and feeling like I maybe imparted some wisdom that may help them in their future.”
Abacus volunteer

Donate or fundraise

From running to cycling, fundraise as an individual or gather a team to raise money for a Lloyd’s of London Foundation charity of your choosing, with full support given by the Global Community Engagement team.

Find out more

You can contact us to find out more and to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest volunteering opportunities.