Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) team organise volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Access Aspiration – The firm has recently partnered with Access Aspiration, an organisation which arranges volunteering opportunities in non-selective state schools with disadvantaged students aged 16-18. The aim of Access Aspiration is to help these students to develop the confidence, employability skills and aspirations needed for a successful future.
We’ve previously supported the charity by volunteering in schools in Bermondsey and Vauxhall conducting mock interviews, with students who were extremely impressive and ambitious.
Access Aspiration – Peters & Peters Insight day- We recently hosted 11 students aged 17-18 (studying their A-levels) at the firm for a day of talks and activities to showcase the firm and what life in the legal industry is like (in fee-earner, business support roles, and non-traditional routes such as apprenticeships). We also ran an employability session which helped them with their CVs and allowed them the opportunity to practise their presentation skills in a fun challenge. We received some great feedback from the students, with one of them saying : “I would like to thank you and the staff for today’s event. It was amazing and I learnt so much I never thought I could in one day. This has really helped me a lot in having a bigger vision about law. Hopefully one day , when I finish uni I’ll be able to work with you guys. Thank you once again!”
Ace of clubs homeless centre – In October 2018, a few staff from Peters & Peters spent the day at the Ace of Clubs homeless centre in Clapham, which aligns with our support for our homeless charity Shelter. We spent the day prepping and serving a variety of hot meals for everyone, and also sat down to eat and chat with the guests, who varied in age, gender, background and the severity of their situation. It was an eye-opening and rewarding experience and helped us to understand that “homelessness” and general poverty can impact people from all walks of life and to varying degrees. It was a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the community, and we’re keen to support the centre in the future.
Kentish Town City Farm – In October 2017 and 2018, a few of us volunteered at Kentish Town City Farm, where we carried out a variety of tasks including sanding and painting outbuildings, picking nasturtium flowers from the allotment area which were then sold to a local pub restaurant, clearing and reorganising a big tool storage shed, goat grooming, constructing a brick wall, and filling sacks with manure to be sold.
Hackney City Farm – We volunteered at Hackney City Farm in July 2018, where we repainted the outbuildings and stables used as a shelter for hens and pigs, we also cleared out the animal pens (using shovels) of soiled straw, loaded this into wheelbarrows and barrowed it to the muck heap.