Serve with Liberty
Serve with Liberty is our global employee volunteering programme. Launched to mark Liberty’s 100th anniversary in 2012, this initiative gives staff the opportunity to make a real difference in the communities where we live and work.
Serve with Liberty 2019
Volunteers from our office in The Hague volunteered at a local flora and fauna-park with elderly and disabled people.
It was a great day; perfect weather, happy people (both the elderly and our colleagues) and Avifauna is a nice place to visit. There was room for a nice stroll through the park and we saw all kinds of animals. Of course every bird species you can imagine but also lemurs and red pandas. The lemurs came really close and the people loved it. There was also plenty of time to have some nice conversations with each other. I spoke with a woman who had lost a child and recently her husband. She was so grateful to be out for the day, I hope I am that positive and loving when I´m 93!” Saskia Altink, The Hague CSR Champion
It felt good doing something for our environment and helping the local rangers to remove unwanted plants and weeds. Also, it was very much teambuilding, getting to know the colleagues from a different side.” Jasmin Graf, Zurich CSR Champion
Really enjoyable, and a great insight into what is regularly going on, on our own doorstep.” Lorena Gallagher, volunteer at the Dragon Cafe
It was a great opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues and also to gain new culinary skills and knowledge.” Melissa Vickery, volunteer at St Mungo's Lodge
Our Paris Insurance and LM Re teams volunteered together at Foyer de la Madeleine by serving meals and cleaning dishes. The restaurant is in the crypt of La Madeleine Church and aims to serve full, balanced meals to people of all walks of life.
The team in Bristol spent the day cleaning up the litter around Clevedon Pier, a historic pier that is part of the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Limited.
The Dublin team visited St Vincent De Paul charity warehouse and experienced first-hand how much work it takes to sort through donated items.
St Vincent De Paul is one of the main charities in Ireland, volunteers help out in the main warehouse in the centre of Dublin. A consistently busy location , the volunteers help with sorting of items that come in and cataloguing items for onwards delivery to charity shops.”
Rio de Janeiro
A volunteer in our Rio office runs the Rocinha Favela summer camp project and spent his time offering kids a day out with the aim to take them out from the violent environment where they live.
LSM Bermuda volunteers took part in Relay for Life, supporting Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, and raised over $67,000, an incredible achievement. Additionally, seven volunteers from LSM Bermuda served hot breakfast to students at West Pembroke Primary School, in partnership with the Coalition for Protection of Children [CPC]. This made a great impact since the students were nearing their end of year exams.
We are honoured to support the local community through our CSR programme. Last year we supported a hot breakfast at West Pembroke Primary school during the Cambridge Exams and we are pleased to be able to support the school again this year during the end of year exams.” Steve Horton, President of Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda
Our Stamford team volunteered at Homes For the Brave in Bridgeport, CT. This organisation provides many services to veterans who are homeless or in need of other types of support to get back on their feet.
The LM Re Stamford office spent the day packing food for CT Food Bank in Bridgeport, CT